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Schwartz, David G. – Internet Research, 1997
Discussion of the Internet as a source of information focuses on the question of whether the Internet provides a representative subset of the known body of knowledge and information. Highlights include the knowledge comparison function; and the significance of information equivalence as a basis for setting goals for Internet research policy. (LRW)
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Policy Formation, Research Design
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De Maeyer, Dirk – Internet Research, 1997
Examines the Internet's potential for becoming an information highway. Highlights include definitions of the information highway and the Internet; the infrastructure of an information highway; capacity; connectivity; simultaneity; network protocols; applications; interactivity; openness; mobility and remote access; universal access; affordable…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Security, Internet, Privacy
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Noguchi, Hitoshi – Internet Research, 1997
Discusses the Internet and the need to build network infrastructure based on experiences in Japan. Proposes a system in which the information superhighway can be built, maintained, and routinely upgraded by small scale servers, where a structure composed of three servers arranged in a triangle is called the base delta. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Westphal, Heidemarie; Towell, Elizabeth – Internet Research, 1998
A survey of 86 Internet providers in 38 countries found that, although Internet providers felt they had the most control over material accessed, more than half do not censor content. Respondents indicated that some regulation may be necessary, but the cultural diversity in the world will make it difficult to implement. (PEN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Censorship, Foreign Countries, Information Policy
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Thomas, Daphyne Saunders; Forcht, Karen A.; Counts, Peter – Internet Research, 1998
Explores issues related to legal considerations of the widespread use of the Internet worldwide. Topics considered include: e-mail; data theft and piracy; search and seizure; electronic banking; offensive behavior; liability; copyright infringement; laws regulating the Internet; and the Telecommunications Act. (PEN)
Descriptors: Banking, Copyrights, Electronic Mail, Federal Legislation
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Hassler, Vesna; Biely, Helmut – Internet Research, 1999
Describes the Digital Signature Project that was developed in Austria to establish an infrastructure for applying smart card-based digital signatures in banking and electronic-commerce applications. Discusses the need to conform to international standards, an international certification infrastructure, and security features for a public directory…
Descriptors: Banking, Certification, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Grimaldi, Caroline; Goette, Tanya – Internet Research, 1999
This study examined the role of the Internet and its usage on the level of perceived independence among people with physical disabilities. Discusses independence, perceived control, psychological self-reliance, adaptive technology, hypotheses tested, and future directions. A copy of one of the questionnaires used is appended. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Futures (of Society), Hypothesis Testing, Independent Living
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Brindley, Clare – Internet Research, 1999
Discussion of gambling via the Internet focuses on experiences in the United Kingdom. Topics include home-based leisure and the gambling market; interactive gambling; the marketing of interactive gambling; and implications regarding regulation, addiction, underage use, and criminal activity. (LRW)
Descriptors: Criminals, Foreign Countries, Internet, Leisure Time
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Baker, C. Richard – Internet Research, 1999
Examines the issue of fraud on the Internet and discusses three areas with significant potential for misleading and fraudulent practices: securities sales and trading; electronic commerce, including privacy and information protection; and the rapid growth of Internet companies, including advertising issues. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Advertising, Business, Fraud, Internet
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Furnell, S. M.; Karweni, T. – Internet Research, 1999
Examines general requirement for security technologies that provide a basis for trust in the electronic commerce environment. Discusses the results of two surveys that included general Internet users who are potential customers as well as commercial businesses, that considered attitudes to electronic commerce in general and options relating to…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Business, Internet, Surveys
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Dillon, Martin; And Others – Internet Research, 1993
Describes the OCLC Internet Resource project which investigated the nature of electronic textual information available through remote access using the Internet and the practical and theoretical problems associated with creating machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records using USMARC format for computer files and the Anglo-American Cataloging…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Hypothesis Testing, Internet, Library Services
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Ryan, Joe – Internet Research, 1993
Provides a guide for effective Internet use by recommending resources for key activities, including getting oriented, finding a mentor, getting connected, using communication and network navigation tools efficiently, discovering Internet resources, and understanding the broader picture. Prices and network addresses are included for 184 references…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, File Transfer Protocol, Internet, Mentors
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Schwartz, Michael F.; Quarterman, John S. – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of the growth of the Internet focuses on the rate of growth based on three measurements of changes in reachable Internet services: (1) the rate at which sites initiate network connectivity; (2) the rate at which sites become directly connected; and (3) the rate at which sites distance themselves, usually for security reasons. (Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Services
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Viehland, Dennis W. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes the results of the mistaken identity of an Internet electronic discussion group for President Clinton's electronic mail office. Members' actions and reactions are discussed; guidelines for using electronic discussion groups are suggested; and the popularity of electronic communication is considered. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Discussion Groups, Electronic Mail, Guidelines
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Watters, Paul A.; Watters, Maya F.; Carr, Stuart C. – Internet Research, 1998
Discusses the transition to combined print and electronic journals in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve social goals; reviews the use of Web server access logs; and presents a case study of the South Pacific Journal of Psychology to illustrate the utility of access log analysis for evaluating the economic and social goals of electronic…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Electronic Journals, Evaluation Methods
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