How Librarians Can Manage the Unintended Consequences of the Internet
Edited by Marylaine Block
The Internet is a mixed blessing for libraries and librarians.
On the one hand, it provides opportunities to add services
and expand collections; on the other, it has increased user
expectations and contributed to techno stress. Today, the
Net is challenging librarians’ ability to select, threatening
the survival of the book, necessitating continuous retraining,
presenting new problems of access and preservation, putting
new demands on budgets, and embroiling information professionals
in legal controversies. In Net Effects, librarian, journalist,
and Internet guru Marylaine Block examines the issues and
brings together a wealth of insights, war stories, and solutions.
Almost 50 articles by dozens of imaginative librarians—expertly
selected, annotated, and integrated by the editor—suggest
practical and creative ways to deal with the range of Internet "side
effects," regain control of the library, and avoid being
blindsided by technology again.
2003/380pp/hardbound | ISBN 1-57387-171-0 | Regular Price $39.50 | Web Orders: $35.55
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