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In Coyle's Information Highway Handbook, long-time "Net-izen" Karen Coyle filters the Internet noise with a librarian's savvy and sensibility to offer a selective, one-stop resource on the information future. A University of California librarian and leader in national forums and debates, Coyle frames pertinent issues with essays on copyright, access, privacy, censorship, and the information marketplace. An essential backgrounder to bring students or staff up to speed and to understand your own role in the information derby. Indexed. Updates on the Web.
"Coyle's Information Highway Handbook will help both the library community and the general public better understand what is at stake in public policy decisions around new information technology. And it should spur more public involvement. In the future, when we look back at the period that shaped and structured online delivery and access to information, this book may well contain the only comprehensive set of primary documents reflecting the various viewpoints on how that environment should be structured". Howard Besser, Visiting Associate Professor, University of California-Berkeley
"What an exciting format! Coyle's cogent analysis, along with primary source documents, balances current view and historical perspective on hotspots like copyright, privacy,censorship and universal service. It's useful to have these source documents in one place". Nancy Bolt, Deputy State Librarian, Colorado State Library and Adult Education Office
- ISBN-13: 9780838907085
- ISBN-10: 0838907083
- Publisher: American Library Association
- Publish Date: June 1997
- Page Count: 297