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The Resource Without a net : librarians bridging the digital divide, Jessamyn C. West

Without a net : librarians bridging the digital divide, Jessamyn C. West

Label
Without a net : librarians bridging the digital divide
Title
Without a net
Title remainder
librarians bridging the digital divide
Statement of responsibility
Jessamyn C. West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A guide to the complex nature of technology access and adoption and the role libraries can play in bridging the digital divide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Jessamyn
Dewey number
020.285/4678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z674.75.I58
LC item number
W47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries and the Internet
  • Libraries
  • Internet access for library users
  • Public access computers in libraries
  • Library employees
  • Library orientation
  • Information technology
  • Libraries and community
  • Digital divide
Label
Without a net : librarians bridging the digital divide, Jessamyn C. West
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223096323861
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why our work is important: defining the digital divide ; Computers, we have them ; People are offline for a reason ; Moral imperatives and technological definitions ; Who is offline, and why? ; What libraries can do ; About this book -- 1. People in the library : Library staff: you are here ; Library patrons: what they need, what they receive -- 2. The bigger picture: who makes the tools we use : What is a default and who decides? ; The media, the decision makers, and how they interact ; Synthesis: how it all works together -- 3. Planning: strategies, techniques, and tools : Library policies ; Leading versus following: tech assessments -- 4. Planning for pedagogy : Our toolbox ; Setting up the classroom ; Instruction happens ; The technology itself ; Are you accessible? -- 5. Basic instruction and explanations : Tech terms and meanings ; What is a computer? ; What is an operating system? ; What is the desktop? ; What is a window? ; Basic tasks -- 6. What is the Internet? : Internet elevator pitch ; Internet access ; What is our internet? ; A few common myths about the internet ; The web ; Google, the -- 7. Email is everything : Break it down: what is email really? ; So, you need email? ; Email parts ; Email attachments ; Advanced email: tips to improve the experience ; Non-web-based email ; Bad people and email -- 8. Office software, databases, and social software : Do you know Word? ; Bibliographic instruction: teaching our tools ; Social software and syndicated sites -- 9. When things go wrong, or right : Troubleshooting and supporting your systems ; Feedback and assessment -- 10. Things that work: examples from the field : Informal consortia in the Green Mountains and elsewhere ; MyKLOW: consortial blogging ; Technology petting zoo: up close and personal ; 23 things ; Five weeks to a social library: collaborative learning -- 11. Why this matters and what to do -- Appendices : A. Aspects of computer literacy (slightly edited) ; B. Usability.gov's research-based web design and usability guidelines ; C. Trust-inducing features of graphic design ; D. Credits
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 258 p.
Isbn
9781598844535
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 606787507
  • (OCoLC)606787507
Label
Without a net : librarians bridging the digital divide, Jessamyn C. West
Publication
Bar code
31223096323861
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why our work is important: defining the digital divide ; Computers, we have them ; People are offline for a reason ; Moral imperatives and technological definitions ; Who is offline, and why? ; What libraries can do ; About this book -- 1. People in the library : Library staff: you are here ; Library patrons: what they need, what they receive -- 2. The bigger picture: who makes the tools we use : What is a default and who decides? ; The media, the decision makers, and how they interact ; Synthesis: how it all works together -- 3. Planning: strategies, techniques, and tools : Library policies ; Leading versus following: tech assessments -- 4. Planning for pedagogy : Our toolbox ; Setting up the classroom ; Instruction happens ; The technology itself ; Are you accessible? -- 5. Basic instruction and explanations : Tech terms and meanings ; What is a computer? ; What is an operating system? ; What is the desktop? ; What is a window? ; Basic tasks -- 6. What is the Internet? : Internet elevator pitch ; Internet access ; What is our internet? ; A few common myths about the internet ; The web ; Google, the -- 7. Email is everything : Break it down: what is email really? ; So, you need email? ; Email parts ; Email attachments ; Advanced email: tips to improve the experience ; Non-web-based email ; Bad people and email -- 8. Office software, databases, and social software : Do you know Word? ; Bibliographic instruction: teaching our tools ; Social software and syndicated sites -- 9. When things go wrong, or right : Troubleshooting and supporting your systems ; Feedback and assessment -- 10. Things that work: examples from the field : Informal consortia in the Green Mountains and elsewhere ; MyKLOW: consortial blogging ; Technology petting zoo: up close and personal ; 23 things ; Five weeks to a social library: collaborative learning -- 11. Why this matters and what to do -- Appendices : A. Aspects of computer literacy (slightly edited) ; B. Usability.gov's research-based web design and usability guidelines ; C. Trust-inducing features of graphic design ; D. Credits
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 258 p.
Isbn
9781598844535
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 606787507
  • (OCoLC)606787507

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