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Internet Technologies and Information Services

ISBN-10: 1591586259

ISBN-13: 9781591586258

Edition: 2008

Authors: Joseph B. Miller

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Why another book about the Internet? The answer is simple: while a growing number of excellent books cover the various aspects of networking, the Internet, HTML, web design, web programming, XML, and web searching, there is not a single survey text that explores each of these topics holistically in the context of the knowledge and skill needs of those preparing for careers in any of the many information technology (IT) intensive fields such as library and information science (LIS), business and management information systems (MIS), and decision science (DIS), to name but a few. In so doing, this foundational text offers its readers both a comprehensive overview of basic counseling and tested solutions to a variety of technical situations. Part 1 focuses on the technologies of the Internet, specifically networks, TCPIP, higher level Internet protocols, and security issues for Internet connected PCs. Part 2 focuses on the many forms of Internet content and how it is created: documentary and multimedia formats; web graphics; web publishing in HTML; principles of good web design; controlling presentation with styles; web scripting and dynamic content; and the possibility of the semantic web with XML. Part 3 is devoted to the topic of Internet information retrieval and includes a brief overview of the principles of IR; Internet searching past and present; a detailed examination of search engine functions and limitations; peer-to-peer approaches; image and multimedia IR; and enhancing intellectual access by the application and use of metadata. The perfect introduction for students lacking technological expertise while called upon to demonstrate a working knowledge of basic concepts and applications.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

JOSEPH B. MILLER earned a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Minnesota, his MSLS degree from the University of Kentucky in 1992 and accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Kentucky in 1993. Since 2003, he has held the rank of Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science and serves as Coordinator of Computing Services for the school. He devotes the majority of his efforts to teaching technology courses in the SLIS curriculum, managing technology resources, and the delivery of technology workshops to librarians throughout the state. Mr. Miller has published work in both biology and library science. He is a member of the Beta Phi Mu Honorary Society and the recipient of several awards, including the SLIS Melody Trosper Award (1992) and the College of Communications and Information Studies Excellence in Teaching Award (2000).

Preface
Acknowledgments
Internet Technologies
Introduction
Networks
Accessing the Internet
Internet Technologies
Higher Level Internet Protocols
Internet Connected Computers and Security
Web Publishing
Web Design
Graphics Primer
Web Publishing with the Hypertext Markup Language
Controlling Presentation with Styles
Introduction to Web Programming
XML Primer
Internet Content and Information Retrievel
Internet Content
Information Retrieval
Internet Search
Libraries and the Internet
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index