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Civic space/cyberspace [electronic resource] : the American public library in the information age / Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain.

By: Molz, Redmond Kathleen, 1928-.
Contributor(s): Dain, Phyllis.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xii, 259 p.).ISBN: 0585088543 (electronic bk.); 9780585088549 (electronic bk.); 0262280108 (electronic bk.); 9780262280105 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Public libraries -- United States | Libraries -- United States -- Special collections -- Computer network resources | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Archives & Special Libraries | Electronic books | Biblioth�eques publiques -- �Etats-Unis | Biblioth�eques -- �Etats-Unis -- Fonds sp�eciaux -- Information �electronique | Openbare bibliotheken | Informatiemaatschappij | �Offentliche Bibliothek | Informationstechnik | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Civic space/cyberspace.DDC classification: 027.473 Other classification: 06.42 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The mission: Consensus and contradiction -- The institution: Governance and funding -- The national perspective: The federal role in library development -- The national perspective: The national information infrastructure -- The institution: Services, technology, and communities.
Summary: In Civic Space/Cyberspace Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities, and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country; extensive reading of reports, surveys, and other documents; and their long-standing interest in the library's place in the social and civic structure. The book uniquely combines a scholarly, humanistic, and historical approach to public libraries with a clear-eyed look at their problems and prospects, including their role in the emerging national information infrastructure.
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The mission: Consensus and contradiction -- The institution: Governance and funding -- The national perspective: The federal role in library development -- The national perspective: The national information infrastructure -- The institution: Services, technology, and communities.

In Civic Space/Cyberspace Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities, and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country; extensive reading of reports, surveys, and other documents; and their long-standing interest in the library's place in the social and civic structure. The book uniquely combines a scholarly, humanistic, and historical approach to public libraries with a clear-eyed look at their problems and prospects, including their role in the emerging national information infrastructure.

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Civic space/cyberspace by Molz, Redmond Kathleen, ©1999
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