Technology impact and T Guide - Resources and Review

It is widely expected that a great deal of scholarly communication will move to an electronic format. The Internet offers much lower cost of reproduction and distribution than print, the scholarly community has excellent connectivity, and the current system of journal pricing seems to be too expensive. Each of these factors are helping push journals from paper to electronic media. This paper puts forward ideas about the impact this movement will have on scholarly communication.
Set of resources addressing how scientific and medical developments affect social reproduction. Features articles on concepts involved, the medicalisation of birth, globalism and development, race and reproduction, and contraceptive technologies. Details of teaching courses are included.
Articles from the monthly print magazine which offers information on selecting and integrating Internet and emerging technologies with core business systems. Provides daily commentary on current events in the field, and market research reports from over 3500 IT vendors.
Full results of a 1994 study of the technological issues and impacts related to telecommuting.
A selection of brief articles outlining research and development in biotechnology, considering the commercial applications of such developments and the resultant impact on the industry.
Report examining the technology gap in America, considering race, education level and income as contributory factors to the digital divide. Discusses levels of telephone penetration, access to electronic services, Internet access and usage within various groups of the American population.
Online publication dealing with advanced information technologies and their impact. Includes full text articles, insights, a calendar of events, and back issues.
Journal on philosophy and technology which offers articles, discussions, and back issues. Covers topics such implications of the Internet, environment and technology, and philosophy of science.
Provides news items about the ethical, legal and societal challenges brought about by new technologies. Offers information on national and international changes within the Information Society with four main themes, Privacy and Confidentiality, Content Regulation, Multilingualism, and Access to Public Domain Information.
A report to Government with proposals for the successful implementation of the People's Network scheme. Chapters include recommendations on eligibility criteria, priorities for funding, administering awards, delivering content to users, the funding model, advanced training, the school library service, network options, funding and financial assessment, and implementation aspects. Also includes reviews of current activity in the public library, archive, museum and gallery, and higher education sectors, intellectual property issues, training needs analysis, network service and design specification, usage proposals and ICT cost assumptions. All chapters are available in HTML or PDF format.
The IEA is the association of ergonomics and human factors societies around the world. Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the interaction between people and technology.
Details of a programme to investigate the impact of technologies on higher education and develop applications in support of the JISC strategy. Several reports are available online. Topics covered include visualisation, virtual and remote environments, cluster computing, collaborative and distance working, videoconferencing, use of IT to support the management of institutions, affordable provision of computers for students, presentation technologies, central timetabling by computer, electronic diaries, and use of a multi
purpose smart card.
Article about the impact of the Web on CD
ROM technology and the potential of CD / online hybrids. Contributions of CD caching, parallel searching and offline access to the success of such hybrids are discussed.
Bibliography of printed and electronic sources of statistics and other survey information in the field of education, with particular emphasis on US higher education and the impact of technology on education.
A weekly newsletter that looks beyond the generally recognised risks of computer use such as privacy violations, unequal access, censorship, and dangerous computer glitches. It seeks especially to address deeper levels which semiconsciously shape technology and are shaped by it.
American inventors and information related to past and current inventors, with biographical sketches covering their accomplishments and their impact upon society.
Journal covering the advancement of information system architectures, the impact of technological advancements on information systems, and the development of novel database applications.
Provides an overview of some of the ways in which IT is having an impact on society. Covers topics such as computer security, public safety, the workplace, community, social and economic impacts, legal considerations, and cultural and national sovereignty issues.
Study exploring the potential of the eLib programme to stimulate or 'mobilise' the higher education community towards positive cultural change, that would facilitate the uptake and usefulness of electronic resources such as the innovations developed within the eLib programme.
A group of related projects intended to enable more informed decision
making and provide a clearer picture of the role which academic LIS services can play in the context of national teaching and learning initiatives, and in support of research.
A bibliography of books on the social, cultural, political, economic, business, literary, legal, and religious aspects of networking and computing published in English in 1996 and 1997. It does not include mainly technical books, works of fiction, or directories of online resources.
Part of the UKOLN server carrying a selection of British Library Reports. Includes reports on Digital Libraries, the Impact of Electronic Publishing on Library Services, Long
Term Preservation of Electronic Materials and Networked Information in an International Context.
Information, tools, and resources addressing the digital divide resulting from developments in technology, literacy and learning, and economic development. The role of individuals and organisations in bridging the divide is emphasised, and articles and case studies relating to global government policy and initiatives in this area are given.
Identifies that library staff require training and development to cope with their changing roles and to exploit IT. Sets out success factors and frameworks. Part of a series of guides written by the IMPEL2 Project based on findings from case studies conducted in the library and information services of 24 UK universities and colleges during 1996
Aims to undertake research and provide teaching, consultancy, and advice to individuals, communities, organisations, and governments at local, national, and international levels on the impact of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens. Includes several papers written by centre members.
Publishes articles which examine scientific progress and its effect upon the extent and rapidity of social change. Archives are available online.
An alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society. It aims to influence decisions regarding the development and use of computers so that they reflect basic values and priorities.
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