The Public Access Computer Systems Review vol. 4 no. 3 (1993)

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    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1993) Bailey, Charles W., Jr.
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    Review of Internet Primer for Information Professionals: A Basic Guide to Internet Networking Technology, by Elizabeth Lane and Craig Summerhill
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1993) Stone, Steven A.
    Lane and Summerhill chose a difficult task for themselves in their new book, Internet Primer for Information Professionals: A Basic Guide to Internet Networking Technology. The Internet is a growing organism, with new tools, services, and possibilities appearing every day. In introducing the Internet, the authors tried to strike a balance between two views of computing instruction: "the majority of end-users [who] want to perform specific computing operations to aid them with their jobs" and others who "see the development of technical self-sufficiency as a tool for life-long learning." This is not an easy balance to achieve, and since the Internet is constantly changing, the authors often chose to explain how the network works, rather than giving concrete examples about how to use the Internet. The resulting book is not a good place to start learning about the Internet. However, after reading Brendan Kehoe's Zen and the Art of the Internet, Tracy LaQuey's The Internet Companion: A Beginner's Guide to Global Networking, or Ed Krol's The Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog, this book can provide more in-depth information.
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    Review of Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook, by Roy Tennant, John Ober, and Anne G. Lipow.
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1993) Wilson, Thomas C.
    In recent years, many books dealing with different aspects of the Internet have been published. The perspective of these books has varied from introductions to specific resources to troubleshooting TCP/IP internetworks. One area that has been generally overlooked is how to train people to use the Internet--that is until the appearance of Crossing the Internet Threshold. In addition to providing the content for training sessions, the authors have produced a framework for trainers, a wealth of resource material (some of which can be used directly without modification), and narrative descriptions of various aspects of the Internet.
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    OJAC: An Electronic Document Delivery System for British Columbia Post-Secondary Students
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1993) Copeland, Lynn
    Describes the Online Journal Access Citation (OJAC) project developed with the British Columbia Electronic Library Network and Simon Fraser University to demonstrate the feasibility of an electronic document delivery system. Topics discussed include publicity, training, and documentation; telecommunications; effects on regular interlibrary loans; user satisfaction; and borrowing and lending costs. (Contains two references.)