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The role and impact of the Internet on library and information services
Liu, Lewis-Guodo.
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
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xvi, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
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Since that time, the literature on the Internet and its impact on and role in libraries and research has exploded. A simple keyword search in Library Literature and Information Index , a primary electronic index of library and information science research literature, retrieves over 6,500 items related to the Internet. The dominance of the Internet not only provides great opportunities for libraries to provide better services, but also poses tremendous challenges to librarians and library and information science scholars. This volume includes discussions of current issues and trends, written by scholars and practitioners in the fields of library and information science, computer science, and computer engineering.

Author Notes

LEWIS-GUODO LIU is Associate Professor and Business Information Specialist at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Lewis-Guodo LiuBarry M. Leiner and Vinton G. Cerf and David D. Clark and Robert E. Kahn and Leonard Kleinrock and Daniel C. Lynch and Jon Postel and Larry G. Roberts and Stephen WolffArthur DowningThomas E. NisongerWilliam J. Wheeler and Matthew BeacomCindy KristofBryce AllenGillian AllenLewis-Guodo LiuSherry EngelCarolyn Mills and Jonathan NabeMary Schneider LaskowskiSandra Roff and Anthony M. CucchiaraD. Scott Brandt
Introductionp. ix
I. The Development Of The Internet
Chapter 1 A Brief History of the Internetp. 3
II. The Impact Of The Internet On Library Operations
Chapter 2 The Impact of the Internet on the Administration of Librariesp. 25
Chapter 3 The Internet and Collection Management in Academic Libraries: Opportunities and Challengesp. 59
Chapter 4 The Impact of the Internet on Catalogingp. 85
Chapter 5 The Impact of the Internet on Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Practicep. 101
Chapter 6 Information Services in Electronic Communitiesp. 119
Chapter 7 Bibliographic Instruction on the Internetp. 145
III. The Impact Of The Internet On Library And Information Services
Chapter 8 The Emergence of Business Information Resources and Services on the Internet and Its Impact on Business Librarianshipp. 165
Chapter 9 The Internet and Government Information Servicesp. 195
Chapter 10 The Internet and Information Services for the Sciencesp. 227
Chapter 11 The Changing Role of the Academic Media Center in the Age of the Internetp. 249
Chapter 12 Archives and the Internetp. 271
IV. Internet Training In Libraries
Chapter 13 Internet Trainingp. 291
Author Indexp. 305
Subject Indexp. 311
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 327