Library Trends 53 (4) Spring 2005: The Commercialized Web: Challenges for Libraries and Democracy

 

Library Trends 53 (4) Spring 2005: The Commercialized Web: Challenges for Libraries and Democracy; edited by Bettina Fabos

This issue of Library Trends addresses Web content within the context of Internet commercialization and democracy. These are big ideas and problems, with potentially big solutions, so this issue has cast a wide net, pulling together voices from multiple disciplines, including communication studies, informatics, information management, research programming, computer science, engineering, and library science.


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  • Walker, Jill (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Search engines like Google interpret links to a Web page as objective, peer-endorsed, and machine-readable signs of value. Links have become the currency of the Web. With this economic value they also have power, affecting ...

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  • Shreeves, Sarah L.; Habing, Thomas G.; Hagedorn, Kat; Young, Jeffrey A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) has been widely adopted since its initial release in 2001. Initially developed as a means to federate access to diverse e-print archives through metadata ...

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  • Mitchell, Steve (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Over the last decade the Library of the University of California, Riverside and its collaborators have developed a number of systems, service designs, and projects that utilize innovative technologies to foster better ...

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  • Liu, Xiaoming; Maly, Kurt; Nelson, Michael L.; Zubair, Mohammad (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Web-based digital libraries have historically been built in isolation utilizing different technologies, protocols, and metadata. These differences hindered the development of digital library services that enable users ...

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  • Kelly, Brian; Closier, Amanda; Hiom, Debra (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    As digital library services develop from project demonstrators to mature, mission-critical services, it becomes necessary to develop and implement systematic procedures that will ensure the quality of the content, the ...

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