Describes research undertaken to investigate the role of publiclibraries in developing and exploiting the next generationof nationalnetworks, such as Internet. Considers developments in Internet and NREN,public libraries and networking, and the impact of the network on publiclibraries. Surmises that the research will help identify factors thataffect the librarys role in electronic networks, although manyquestions about networks may have more to do with how libraries definethemselves than with the technology itself.
OCLC Micro – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 1, 1991