Library/Media Technology 115 Internet in Libraries. Wednesday 6:00- 8:50 PM R-206 Instructor : Ron Karlin (661) 362-3358 firstname.lastname@example.org. What this class is about…. An introduction to the basic concepts concerning the Internet as a technology and information resource
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Wednesday 6:00- 8:50 PM
Instructor: Ron Karlin
(661) 362-3358 email@example.com
I have no specific office hours, but I am very easy to contact if you need to discuss something with me. Simply call me at 661-362-3358 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
So what is the Internet anyway?
There are several ways that you can view it…
The Web not only uses the revolutionary method of hyper-text but allows for the use of multiple formats and protocols. Examples are CGI (Common Gateway Interface) which allows online forms to be sent and received; and PDF (Portable Document Format), which can have appearance of “real” printed text.
When a Web site is registered, it is assigned a top-level domain name. This is the result of the Domain Name System (DNS). How can you tell who created the Web site? Here a helpful key…
Indicates that the site was created by a person or persons affiliated with an academic institution. This could be the be the Web site of a university, a department in a university or an instructor in an academic .nstitution. Example: http://www.ucla.edu
Note: academic institutions are also noted for hosting Web sites and maintaining listservs.
. Most often indicates that you are looking at a commercial Web site.
This will often mean that the creator or creators of the site have an ulterior motive: selling goods or services.
indicates that this is the Web site of a governmental department or agency
Note: the U.S. Government is the most prolific publisher in the world; much of that information is only available electronically.
indicates that the creators of the Web site are a non-profit organization. This means that they do not exist specifically for the purpose of selling goods or services. They more likely will be “selling” ideas or an agenda (though they may be selling memberships or t-shirts)
Here is some idea…
The Internet is by its very nature a dynamic, ever-evolving medium. Can it be incorporated into a traditional , often very static institution like the library? Perhaps the question is not why but how…