Description - Gateways to Knowledge by Lawrence Dowler
"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 15 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. These essays focus 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 gateway library at the University of Southern California, the Information Arcade at the University of Iowa, and of "Who Built America?" - an educational software packages currently.
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