Coyle's Information Highway Handbook: A Practical File on the New Information Order (Google eBook)

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American Library Association, 1997 - Computers - 297 pages
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Each day new technology upends the information world and changes the players, policies, and practices we once knew. Add to this flux ongoing legal decisions, legislative directives, and the media, and you've got countless divergent voices swirling through cyberspace. How can a busy information professional define the issues, answers, and options that synch with broader changes?

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

  

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Contents

The New Information Society
4
The Promise of the Information Highway
16
AGENDA FOR ACTION US Department of Commerce
36
American Library Association
39
CLASSROOMS LIBRARIES AND HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE INFORMATION AGE US Department of Commerce
43
A PUBLICINTEREST VISION OF THE NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
46
Stakeholders and the Information Marketplace
56
A MAGNA CARTA FOR THE KNOWLEDGE AGE Progress and Freedom Foundation
77
SAFEGUARDING TELECOMMUNICATIONSRELATED PERSONAL INFORMATION US Department of Commerce
164
WHY WE MADE PGPfone AND WHY YOU NEED IT
172
RULES OF THE ROAD FOR THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
177
Censors Take On the Net
190
Voters Telecommunications Watch
203
Voters Telecommunications Watch VTW
211
AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS American Library Association
222
Accessing the Digital Universe
226

PRICING INFORMATION GOODS
85
THE CULTURAL LEGACY OF THE MODERN LIBRARY FOR THE FUTURE
91
Copyright in the Digital Age
96
THE REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS US Department of Commerce
114
THE CONCERNED PARTIES
120
American Library Association
138
National Writers Union
141
Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in the Digital Age
148
DISCOUNTED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RATES FOR LIBRARIES American Library Association Washington Office
239
Benton Foundation
247
PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES American Library Association
258
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS BUILDING CHOICE US Department of Commerce
264
FEASIBILITY AND SOCIETAL IMPLICATIONS Center for Information Revolution AnalysesRAND
275
Organizations and Their Addresses
285
Index
289
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