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View Resource Public Libraries and the Internet 2000

In late September 2000, the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science published results of its sixth public library Internet study released in the last decade (see the September 6, 1996 Scout Report for information about the 1996 survey). The 2000 Internet Connectivity Study measured the level of connectivity, public access, training support, and technology funding, current and...
View Resource Librarians: Gatekeepers of the Information Age or the New Luddites: Views from the 116th ALA Conference

In this article Jack Solock, Special Librarian for the InterNIC Net Scout Services, discusses how librarians are responding to the Internet and its potential benefits. Drawing on his experience at the 116th Conference of the American Libraries Association, Solock finds that many librarians are resistant to the Internet, believing it to be lacking compared with print resources.
View Resource Access in the Future Tense

The Council on Library and Information Resources produces a number of written works to inform the community of library specialists on a host of important and pressing topics, including preservation awareness, resources for scholarship, and digital libraries. This particular work came out of an invitational conference sponsored by the Council in May 2003 which was designed "to examine the key...
View Resource Shelfari

Perhaps you'd like to share your books with others? Maybe you'd like to offer up your own opinions on books to an erudite audience? Both of these things can happen with Shelfari. The site allows members to build virtual bookshelves, discover new books, and also participate in online book groups. Visitors can sign up for a free account and get started right away. It's easy to see how students might...