Novedades:

Edited by
Teresa M. Harrison
and Timothy Stephen

Computer Networking
and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-First-Century
University

State University of New York Press, NY, 1996. 468 pp. $19.95
ISBN: (pbk) 0-7914-2854-0 /(hardcover) 0-7914-2853-2



Un magnífico compendio de textos referidos a la utilización de las redes de comunicación en el ámbito académico. Obra de reciente aparición, nos permite apreciar el recorrido, las experiencias y las aplicaciones de este nuevo medio. Prácticamente, se abordan todos los aspectos surgidos alrededor del fenómeno de las redes: desde la experiencia en clases virtuales hasta las formas de investigar los nuevos tipos de comunidades, pasando por las publicaciones académicas electrónicas o la colaboración de científicos a través de sistemas informatizados.

Los estudios se centran fundamentalmente en la descripción de las experiencias que se han realizado en la construcción de grupos de trabajo, comunidades y proyectos de muy diverso tipo en las redes. Sin ningún tipo de apasionamiento visionario, se describen las ventajas, los inconvenientes y las limitaciones que han aparecido durante la creación y vida de los proyectos.

Probablemente, una de las obras más completas, tanto por la variedad de casos como por sus diferentes planteamientos, que pueden encontrarse en estos momentos sobre el mundo de las redes en su vertiente académica (investigación y docencia). Nos permite evaluar el grado de implantación alcanzado en este terreno en diversos campos y especialidades (ciencias sociales, humanidades, etc.) y su futuro desarrollo.

Contenido:

Preface
PART I
AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORKING AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

  • Computer Networking, Communication and Scholarship
    Teresa M. Harrison and Timothy Stephen

    PART II
    ISSUES IN COMPUTER NETWORKING AND SCHOLARSHIP

  • How is the Medium the Message?
    Notes on the Design of Networked Communication
    Peter Lyman
  • Institutional and Policy Issues in the Development of the Digital Library
    Brian Kahin
  • Assesing the Costs of Technopoly: Constructing Scholarly Services in Today's Network Environment
    Timothy Stephen and Teresa M. Harrison

    PART III
    COMPUTER NETWORKING, RESEARCH, AND ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
    A. Using Computer Network for Research

  • Computer Networking and Textual Sources
    Susan Hockey
  • Cooperative and Collaborative Mediated Research in the Humanities
    Duncan Sanderson
  • How Do You Get a Hundred Strangers to Agree?
    Computer Mediated Communication and Collaboration
    Fay Sudweeks and Sheizaf Rafaeli
  • Living Inside the (Operating) System:
    Community in Virtual Reality
    John Unsworth
  • The Multifaceted and Novel Nature of Using Cyber-Texts as Research Data
    Laura J. Gurak

    B. Moving Academic Disciplines Online

  • Computer Networking in Ornithology
    Jack P. Hailman
  • Roadmap to Scholarly Electronic Communication and Publishing at the American Mathematical Society
    David L. Rogers, Kevin W. Curnow, Drury R. Burton, Greg S. Ullmann, William B. Woolf
  • The Labyrinth: An Electronic Information Network for Medieval Studies
    Deborah Everhart

    PART IV
    USING COMPUTER NETWORK FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
    A. Networking and Higher Education

  • Online education: The Future
    Linda Harasim
  • Hypermedia and Higher Education
    J. L. Lemke
  • Equal Access to Computer Networks for Students and Scholars with Disabilities
    Sheryl E. Burgstahler

    B. Networking in the Classroom

  • Medieval Misfits: An Undergraduate Discussion List
    Carolyn P. Schriber
  • VICE in REST
    William D. Graziadei
  • The Solidarity Network: Universities, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Labor Studies in Canada
    Jeff Taylor
  • Creating a Virtual Academic Community: Scholarship and Community in Wide-Area Multiple-User Synchronous Discussions
    Michael Day, Eric Crump, Rebeca Rickly

    PART V
    USING COMPUTER NETWORK TO DISSSEMINATE KNOWLEDGE
    A. Electronic Academic Journals on Computer Networks

  • Dimensions of Electronic Journals
    Brian Gaines
  • Electronic Academic Journals: From Disciplines to "Seminars"?
    Jean-Claude Guédon
  • The Electronic Journal and Its Implications for the Electronic Library
    Cliff McKnight, Andrew Dillon, Brian Shackel

    B. Disseminating and Archiving Network Information

  • The Role of Academic Libraries in the Dissemination of Scholarly Information in the Electronic Environment
    Lyman Ross, Paul Philbin, Merri Beth Lavagnino, Albert Joy
  • The Body in the Virtual Library:
    Rethinking Scholarly Communication
    Kenneth Arnold
  • Equality in Access to Network Information by Scholars with Disabilities
    Tom McNulty
  • Building New Tools for the Twenty-First-Century University: Providing Access to Visual Information
    David L. Austin

    PART VI
    NAVIGATING THE NETWORK: AN INTRODUCTION

  • A Short Primer for Communicating on the Global Net
    John December

    List of Contributors
    Index

    J. Mª A.


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