Experts Recommended Reading by Topic

Business, Government, and Social Sciences  Computer and Information Technology |  Library

 

Business, Government, and Social Sciences

Web Sites and Electronic Publications:

Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility - http://www.cpsr.org/ - Coyle

Electronic Frontier Foundation - http://www.eff.org/ - Coyle

Electronic Privacy Information Center - http://www.epic.org/ - Coyle

Federal Trade Commission - http://www.ftc.gov/ - Coyle

Government Computer News - http://www.gcn.com/ - Jue
Government Technology - http://www.govtech.net/ - Jue

These two describe real-world technologies that are being implemented at some level of government and hence capable of being implemented in libraries as well with varying amounts of effort

Horizon - http://horizon.unc.edu/horizon/online/ - Wilson

Junk Busters - http://www.junkbusters.com - Coyle

Electronic Discussions and Alerts:

Electronic Privacy Information Center - epic-news@epic.org - Coyle

Print Publications:

The Futurist - Wilson

Inc. - Wilson

Scientific American - Wilson

USA Today - Wilson

Wall Street Journal - Wilson


Computer and Information Technology

Web Sites and Electronic Publications:

Association for Computing Machinery - http://www.acm.org/ - Wilson (note: this site is largely password protected)

Australian Search Engine - http://www.webwombat.com.au/ - Wilson

Educause - http://www.educause.edu/ - Marmion, Wilson

First Monday - http://www.firstmonday.org/ - Crawford, Marmion

I check it every few months (Crawford); I think it is a valuable, although at times somewhat peripheral, e-pub (Marmion)

Hotwired! - http://hotwired.lycos.com/ - Lawley, Marmion

Information Week - http://www.informationweek.com/ - Wilson

InfoWorld - http://www.infoworld.com/ - Wilson

Internet Week - http://internetwk.com/ - Wilson

Network Computing - http://www.networkcomputing.com - Wilson

New York Times Technology Section - http://www.nytimes.com/ - Lawley

Tech News: CNet.com - http://www.news.com - Lawley

Webmonkey - http://www.webmonkey.com/ - Lawley

Wired Magazine - http://www.wired.com/wired/ - Marmion

ZDNet Anchordesk - http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/ - Marmion, Tennant

The best thing I've seen for keeping up with computer technology, although they sometimes lean a bit too far to games and toys for my taste. The nice thing is a summary drops into your mailbox on a frequent basis, and based on the capsule summaries you can either go to the site or not. A brief introductory piece sends you forward to the full article in one of the Ziff-Davis publications.

Electronic Discussions and Alerts:

Association for Computing Machinery - technews@hq.acm.org - Wilson

Australian Search Engine - search@websearch.com.au - Wilson

Educause - edupage@listserv.educause.edu - Marmion, Wilson

Information Week - news@daily.informationweek.com - Wilson

Network Computing - newsletter@list.nwc.com - Wilson

Print Publications:

Communications of the ACM - Wilson
EContent - Crawford
Emedia - Crawford (unless you're an industry professional this may be a little arcane)
Information Week - Marmion, Wilson
InfoWorld - Marmion, Wilson
InfoWorld Scoop - Marmion
Internet Week - Wilson
Internet World - Lawley (read occasionally)
Macworld - Crawford
Network Computing - Wilson
PC Magazine - Crawford, Marmion, Wilson
PC World - Crawford
Stereophile - Crawford (for its coverage of certain consumer electronics issues)
Web Techniques - Lawley (always read)
Wired - Lawley (always read)

Library

Web Sites:

ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom - http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/index.cfm - Coyle

Ariadne - http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/ - Crawford, Tennant, Wilson

The UK is doing so much to push the library envelope, that keeping tabs on what they're doing is important. Ariadne is one of the most effective ways to do that. (Tennant)

D-Lib (Forum and Magazine) - http://www.dlib.org/ - Crawford, Marmion, Tennant, Wilson

Essential for anyone tracking Digital Library developments. (Tennant)

librarian.net - http://www.librarian.net/ - Crawford

Library Journal - http://libraryjournal.com/ - Crawford

LISNews.com - http://www.lisnews.com/ - Crawford, Wilson

Electronic Discussions and Alerts:

Implementation and Adminsistration of NT in Libraries - http://listserv.utk.edu/archives/libnt-l.html - Wilson

Public Access Computer Systems Forum - http://info.lib.uh.edu/pacsl.html - Crawford

Web4Lib (for library-based World-Wide Web managers) - http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib/ - Crawford, Marmion, Tennant, Wilson

Someone called it the "pulse of librarians online". I won't argue with that. (Tennant)

Print Publications:

American Libraries - Crawford, Wilson
The Industry Standard - Crawford

Surprisingly, keeps getting stronger and may now even be worth the subscription price
Information Technology and Libraries - Crawford, Marmion, Wilson
Library Hi Tech - Crawford, Marmion, Wilson
Library Hi Tech News - Crawford
Library Journal - Wilson
Online - Crawford