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Title Gateways to knowledge : the role of academic libraries in teaching, learning, and research / edited by Lawrence Dowler.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1997]
©1997

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Subject Academic libraries -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Alt Name Dowler, Lawrence.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 240 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Universities in transition : implications for libraries / Billy E. Frye -- History in the era of theory, methodology, and multiculturalism : new configurations for the discipline / Patrick Manning -- Realizing the virtual library / Anthony Appiah -- First steps toward electronic research communication / Paul Ginsparg -- Using electronic social science data in the age of the Internet / Richard C. Rockwell -- Some effects of advanced technology on research in the humanities / John Unsworth -- Gateways to knowledge : a new direction for the Harvard College Library / Lawrence Dowler -- The concept of the gateway library : a view from the periphery / Richard C. Rockwell -- The gateway : point of entry to the electronic library / Jan Olsen -- The gateway library : teaching and research in the global reference room / Peter Lyman -- A computer-based Harvard Red Book : general education in the digital age / Richard A. Lanham -- Information processing and the making of meaning / Karen Price -- Homesteading on the electronic frontier : technology, libraries, and learning / James Wilkinson -- Gateways to the classroom / Anita Lowry -- Historians and hypertext : is it more than hype? / Roy Rosenzweig and Steve Brier.
Summary Annotation Gateways to Knowledge is about change, about suspending old ideas without rejecting them and rethinking the purpose of the university and the library. Proponents of the gateway concept -- which ties together these fifteen essays by scholars, librarians, and academic administrators -- envision the library as a point of access to other library and research resources, and electronically beyond; as a place for teaching; and as a site for services and support where students and faculty can locate and use the information they need in the form in which they need it. Struggling to define the library of the future, librarians have too often bolted new technology, programs, and services on to existing library functions. These essays focus instead on how information may be packaged and disseminated in a networked environment, as well as on how to think about the nature and qualities of electronic information. There are discussions of specific gateway projects such as the Mann Library at Cornell, the new gateway library at the University of Southern California, the Information Arcade at the University of Iowa, and of "Who Built America?"--One of the most interesting new educational software packages currently available. Contributors: Anthony Appiah (Harvard University), Steve Brier (City University of New York), Richard DeGennaro (Harvard College), Lawrence Dowler (Harvard College), Billy E. Frye (Emory University), Paul Ginsparg (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Richard Lanham (University of California, Los Angeles), Anita Lowry (University of Iowa), Peter Lyman (University of California at Berkeley), Patrick Manning (Northeastern University), Jan Olsen (Cornell University), Karen Price (Harvard University), Richard Rockwell (University of Michigan), Roy Rosenzweig (George Mason University), John Unsworth (University of Virginia), James Wilkinson (Harvard University).
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 0585002711 (electronic bk.)
9780585002712 (electronic bk.)
9780262041591 (alk. paper)
0262041596 (alk. paper)
0262041596
OCLC # 42328548
Additional Format Print version: Gateways to knowledge. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997 0262041596 (DLC) 96031423 (OCoLC)35029736
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Richard De Gennaro 
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Contributors 
IThe Academy in Transition1
 1Universities in Transition: Implications for Libraries / Billy E. Frye3
IIChanging Scholarship: Influences on Teaching and Research17
 2History in the Era of Theory, Methodology, and Multiculturalism: New Configurations for the Discipline / Patrick Manning19
 3Realizing the Virtual Library / Anthony Appiah35
IIIThe Gateway in Research and Scholarly Communication41
 4First Steps toward Electronic Research Communication / Paul Ginsparg43
 5Using Electronic Social Science Data in the Age of the Internet / Richard C. Rockwell59
 6Some Effects of Advanced Technology on Research in the Humanities / John Unsworth81
IVConcepts of the Gateway: Libraries and Technology93
 7Gateways to Knowledge: A New Direction for the Harvard College Library / Lawrence Dowler95
 8The Concept of the Gateway Library: A View from the Periphery / Richard C. Rockwell109
 9The Gateway: Point of Entry to the Electronic Library / Jan Olsen123
 10The Gateway Library: Teaching and Research in the Global Reference Room / Peter Lyman135
VTechnology and Education: The Role of Libraries in Teaching and Learning149
 11A Computer-Based Harvard Red Book: General Education in the Digital Age / Richard A. Lanham151
 12Information Processing and the Making of Meaning / Karen Price169
 13Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier: Technology, Libraries, and Learning / James Wilkinson181
VITools for Learning197
 14Gateways to the Classroom / Anita Lowry199
 15Historians and Hypertext: Is It More Than Hype? / Roy Rosenzweig, Steve Brier207
 Postscript / Lawrence Dowler215
 Index231