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View Resource RCCS: Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

"Cyberculture is a collection of cultures and cultural products that exist on and/or are made possible by the Internet, along with the stories told about these cultures and cultural products." This working definition is put forth by the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (RCCS), a not-for-profit organization directed by David Silver. RCCS hopes to foster a web community where students,...

https://mith.umd.edu/research/rccs-resource-center-for-cyber...
View Resource NativeWeb site and mailing list

NativeWeb, a rich source of information and documents about indigenous peoples, has moved to a new location and has been expanded since we reported on it last year. The site seeks to "provide a cyber-place for Earth's indigenous peoples." The site at present provides pointers to North and South American indigenous peoples' resources, and promises in future to provide sources for Asia and Africa....

http://www.nativeweb.org/
View Resource Librarians: Gatekeepers of the Information Age, or the New Luddites: Views from the 116th ALA Conference

Librarians--Gatekeepers of the Information Age, or the New Luddites: Views from the 116th ALA Conference, has been added to the End User's Corner section of the Toolkit. It discusses the wide range of attitudes that librarians have toward the Internet as an information resource, as demonstrated in microcosm in a conference session led by Michael Gorman, James Rettig, and Samuel Demas at the recent...

https://scout.wisc.edu/scout/toolkit/enduser/archive/1997/eu...
View Resource Second International Harvard Conference on Internet and Society

This conference, recently held at Harvard University, brought together such Internet and computer luminaries as US Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. (CEO of IBM Corporation), Scott G. McNealy (CEO of Sun Microsystems), Steve Ballmer (Executive Vice President of Microsoft), Esther Dyson (Chairperson, EdVenture Holdings), Kim Polese (CEO of Marimba, Inc.), and Ira Magaziner...

https://cyber.harvard.edu/cybercon98/tour/
View Resource The Economic and Social Impacts of Electronic Commerce: Preliminary Findings and Research Agenda

Electronic Commerce has been in existence for little more than three years, but due to its enormous capacity to affect "economic activities and social environments," it has already had a huge impact on retail, finance, and communications, representing 30 percent of GDP. This 156-page report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development examines the past and potential impact that...

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/economi...
View Resource Internet And Society: A Preliminary Report

The Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society released on February 17, 2000, a 43-page study of the social consequences of the Internet. The study, based on surveys of 4,113 adults in 2,689 households, reaches several provocative conclusions. Among them: up to 25 percent of the "respondents who use the Internet regularly (more than 5 hours a week) feel that it has reduced their time...

http://www2.uca.es/HEURESIS/documentos/Preliminary_Report.pd...
View Resource Cybersoc.com

The brainchild of Robin Hamman a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster's Hypermedia Research Centre, this Website bills itself as "an online resource for social scientists interested in the study of the internet, cyberspace, computer mediated communication, and online communities." The site offers issues of Cybersociology Magazine -- "an e-zine for those interested in the...

http://www.cybersoc.com/
View Resource Trust and Privacy Online: Why Americans Want to Rewrite the Rules

The PEW Research Center's "Trust and Privacy Online," details Americans's feelings about online privacy in a 30-question survey conducted in May and June of more than 2,000 people (over 1,000 of which are Internet users). The survey covers the gamut of privacy issues, and PEW reports that two-thirds of respondents don't think that Internet companies should be allowed to track users's activities....

http://www.pewinternet.org/2000/08/20/trust-and-privacy-onli...
View Resource E-Rate and the Digital Divide: A Preliminary Analysis From the Integrated Studies of Educational Technology

Funded by the Department of Education, this report offers the first comprehensive consideration of the effects of the Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries (known as the "E-Rate") created as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 "to provide discounts on the cost of telecommunications services and equipment to all public and private schools and libraries." The specific aim of the...

http://webarchive.urban.org/UploadedPDF/1000000.pdf
View Resource Free Online Scholarship Newsletter: How the Internet is Transforming Scholarly Research and Publication

Maintained by Professor Peter Suber, Editor of Hippias (reviewed in the September 26, 1997 Scout Report) and co-Editor of Noesis (reviewed in the September 11, 1998 Scout Report), this free email newsletter offers "news and discussion on the migration of print scholarship to the Internet and efforts to make it available to readers free of charge." The newsletter covers all academic fields and all...

http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/
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