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Internet issues and applications, 1997-1998
Dempsey, Bert J.
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
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200 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Network (r)evolution / Bert J. Dempsey -- Overview of the book / Paul Jones -- Internet access and the telephone network / Chris Brannon -- Managing naming in the Internet / SaiAnand Balu -- Extending First Amendment protections to the Internet / Joey Senat -- Global censorship / Erika Grams -- Child protection / Kimberly Ryan -- Privacy / W. John MacMullen -- Anonymity / W. John MacMullen -- Security / W. John MacMullen -- The clipper chip / Nathan Harwell -- Is the truth out there?: defining information quality / Serena Fenton -- Evaluating the IQ (information quality) of Web publications / Mary M. Rivas-Rodriguez -- Commerce on the Internet / W. John MacMullen -- Web ads à la Click Here! / Matt Digan -- The new demand for distance education / Gary Geisler -- The virtual classroom / D. Jay Cervino -- Putting courses on-line: theory and practice / Mark Koyanagi -- Streaming audio / Gary Geisler and Erika Grams -- Streaming video / Chris Brannon, Matt Digan, and Mark Koyanagi.
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A primer on the leading-edge Internet application areas (streaming multimedia, collaborative tools, Web databases) and key information policy issues (privacy, censorship, information quality, and more), Internet Issues and Applications serves as an overview of the forces--economic, legal, social, and technological--that are shaping the future of the Internet. Internet Issues and Applications will be essential to anyone interested in the evolution of the Internet and its impact on society, but especially to educators developing Internet-related courses. Contents: Part I: INTERNET ISSUES --Introduction --Health of the Internet --Censorship and the First Amendment --Anonymity, Privacy, and Security --Information Quality --Internet Commerce: A Global Marketspace --Distance Education: A Killer App? Part II: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES --Streaming Audio --Streaming Video

Author Notes

Bert J. Dempsey is Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul Jones is director of UNC's MetaLab, a collaboration of the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Academic Technology and Networking.

Table of Contents

Bert J. DempseyPaul JonesChris BrannonSaiAnand BaluJoey SenatErika GramsKimberly RyanW. John MacMullenW. John MacMullenW. John MacMullenNathan HarwellSerena FentonMary M. Rivas-RodriguezW. John MacMullenMatt DiganGary GeislerD. Jay CervinoMark KoyanagiGary Geisler and Erika GramsChris Brannon and Matt Digan and Mark Koyanagi
List of Figuresp. v
List of Tablesp. vii
Internet Issuesp. 1
1 Introductionp. 3
Network (R)Evolutionp. 3
Overview of the Bookp. 6
2 Health of the Internetp. 11
Internet Access and the Telephone Networkp. 11
Managing Naming in the Internetp. 17
3 Censorship and the First Amendmentp. 23
Extending First Amendment Protections to the Internetp. 23
Global Censorshipp. 46
Child Protectionp. 61
4 Anonymity, Privacy, and Securityp. 67
Privacyp. 68
Anonymityp. 70
Securityp. 79
The Clipper Chipp. 85
5 Information Qualityp. 99
Is the Truth Out There?: Defining Information Qualityp. 99
Evaluating the IQ (Information Quality) of Web Publicationsp. 125
6 Internet Commerce: A Global Marketspacep. 133
Commerce on the Internetp. 133
Web Ads a la Click Here!p. 144
7 Distance Education: A Killer App?p. 151
The New Demand for Distance Educationp. 152
The Virtual Classroomp. 158
Putting Courses On-line: Theory and Practicep. 167
Emerging Technologiesp. 177
8 Streaming Audiop. 179
9 Streaming Videop. 191
About the Contributorsp. 199