LIS 691 "Conflict & Controversy in the Public Library."


Note: This is a bibliography of the books and articles the instructor has founduseful in constructing the course. It is not exhaustive, and while it is meant to help you in preparing papers and presentations, it doesn’t eliminate the need for you to do your own research!

Abraham, Terry. "Books to Bytes."

Baker, Sharon. "Needed: An Ethical Code for Library Administrators." Journal of Library Administration. 16.4 (1992) 1-17.

Barker, Philip. "Electronic libraries-visions of the future." Electronic Library 12.4 (1994) 221-229.

Barker, Philip. "Living books and dynamic electronic libraries." Electronic Library 14.6 (1996) 491-501.

Bastian, Jeannette Allis. "Filtering the Internet in American Public Libraries: Sliding Down the Slippery Slope." http://www.firstmonday

Bauwens, Michel. "The Cybrarians Manifesto."

Benston, Margaret Lowe. "Women’s Voices/Men’s Voices: Technology as Language." In Technology and Women’s Voices. Ed. Cheris Kramarae. New York: Routledge, 1988.

Benton Foundation. Buildings, Books and Bytes: Libraries and Communities in the Digital Age.

Berring, Robert C. "Future Librarians." In Future Libraries. Eds. R.H. Bloch & C.Hesse. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. 94-115.

Birdsall, William F. The Myth of the Electronic Library: Librarianship and Social Change in America. Westpot, Con.: Greenwood, 1994.

Bolter, Jay David. Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1991.

Borgman, Christie L and Robert A. Gross. "The Incredible Vanishing Library." American Libraries 26.10 (1995) 900-904.

Branch, Brenda and Gordon Conable. "To Filter or Not to Filter." American Libraries (June/July 1997) 100-101.

Braverman, Miriam. "From Adam Smith to Ronald Reagan: Public Libraries as a Public Good.". Library Journal 107. 397-401.

Brawnstern, Yale M. "Resolving Conflicts Between Information ownership and Intellectual Freedom," Library Trends 39 (1990) 126-31.

Browning, John. "What is the Role of Libraries in the Information Economy?" Wired 1.1, 1993. Available from or

Buchwald, Cheryl. "Canadian Universality Policy and the Information Infrastructure: Past Lessons, Future Directions." Canadian Journal of Communication 22 (1997) 161-193.

Buckland, Michael. Redesigning Library Systems: A Manifesto. Chicago: American Library Association, 1992.

Buschman, John. "Conclusion: Contexts, Analogies, and Entrepreneurial Directions in Librarianship." Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications.Ed. John Buschman. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993.211-220.

Buschman, John. "Introduction: Why Do We need a Critical Approach to information Technology in Librarianship?" Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications.Ed. John Buschman. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993.1-12.

Buschman, John. "Issues in Censorship and Information Technology." In Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications.Ed. John Buschman. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993.125-150.

Buschman, John. Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993.

Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think." Atlantic Monthly, 176 (July 1945) 101-108. Also at

Campbell, Brian. "Forming and Implementing a National Information Policy." Canadian Library Journal, February 1992, 13-16.

Campbell, Jerry. "Copyright, Public Policy and Digital Libraries: Searching for First Principles." In Copyright, Public Policy and the Scholarly Community. Ed, M. Matthews and Patricia Brennan. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 1995.

Caroogian, Rhoda. "Librarian/Patron Confidentiality: An Ethical Challenge. " Library Trends 40.2 (1991) 216-33

Chepesiuk, Ron. "The Future Is Here: America’s Libraries Go Digital." American Libraries (Jan 1997) 47-49.

Cisler, Steve. "Weatherproofing a Great, Good Place: The Long Range Forecast for Libraries—Technostorms With Rapidly Changing Service Fronts," American Libraries 27.9 (10?) (1996) 42-46.

Clement, Andrew. "Electronic Workplace Surveillance: Sweatshops and Fishbowls," Canadian Journal of Information Science 17.4 18-45.

Cox, John. "Publishers, publishing and the Internet: how journal publshing will survive and prosper in the electronic age." Electronic Library 15.2 (1997) 125-131.

Crawford, Walt and Michael Gorman. Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness & Reality. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995.

Crawford, Walt. "The danger of the digital library." Electronic Library 16.1 (1998) 28-30.

Davis, Trisha. "License Agreements in Lieu of Copyright: Are We Signing Away Our Rights?" Library Acquisitions 21.1 (1997) 19-27.

De Kerckhove, Derek. " The Future of the Book" In his Connected Intelligence: The Arrival of the Web Society. Toronto: Somerville House, 1997.

Dilveko, Juris and Roma M. Harris. "Information Technology and Social Relations: Portrayals of Gender Roles in High Tech Product Advertisements." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 48.8, 1997.

Dilvelko, Juris. As The Library Turns: Women, Technology and Advertisements in the Wired World. Doctoral Dissertation. Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, 1998.

Dowlin, Kenneth and Eleanor Shapiro. "The Centrality of Communities to the Future of Major Public Libraries." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 173-190.

Dowlin, Kenneth. The Electronic Library: The Promise and the Process. New York: Neal Schuman, 1984.

Eisenschitz, Tamara and Paul Turner. "Rights and responsibilities in the digital age: problems with stronger copyright in an information society." Journal of Information Science 23.3 (1997) 209-223.

Ellis, Steven. "Data Entry and the Economy of Offshore Information Production." Library Resources and Technical Services 41(2) 1997. 112-122.

Ewing, Keith, and Robert Hauptman "Is Traditional Reference Service Obsolete?," Journal of Academic Librarianship 21 (1995) 3-6.

Fouty, Kathleen G. "Online Patron Records and Privacy: Service vs Security." Journal of Academic Librarianship. 19.5 (1993) 289-293.

Franklin, Janice. Database Ownership and Copyright Issues Among Automated Library Networks: An Analysis and Case Study. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1993.

Gasaway, Laura N., "Copyright in the Electronic Era," Serials Librarian 24: 3/4 (1994) 153-162

Gaughan, Thomas M. "Luddites of the World Unite (against electronic signatures)." American Libraries 19, Nov 1988, 912.

Ginsberg, Jane C. "Copyright Without Walls?: Speculations on Literary Property in the Library of the Future." In Future Libraries. Eds. R.H. Bloch & C.Hesse. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. 53-73.

Giulano, Vincent. "A Manifesto for librarians." Library Journal 104 (1979) 1837-42.

Gorman, Michael. "The Treason of the Learned: The Real Agenda of Those Who Would Destroy Libraries and Books." Library Journal Feb 15 1994 130-131.

Goulding, Anne and Evelyn Kerslake, "Flexible Working in UK Library and Information Services: Current Practice and Concerns," Journal of Librarianship & Information Science 28 (4), 1996.

Gray, Carolyn. "The Civic Role of Libraries." In Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications.Ed. John Buschman. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993.151-172.

Greenhalgh, Liz and Ken Worpole. Libraries in a World of Cultural Change. London: UCL Press, 1995. Espc. Key concepts." 10-18. "The "libraryness" of libraries." 51-72.

Haar, John. "The Politics of Electronic Information: A Reassessment." Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications.Ed. John Buschman. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993. 197-210.

Hamilton, Denise. "Hart of the Gutenberg Galaxy." Wired 5.2 (Feb 1997)

Hannah, Stan and Michael H. Harris. "Information Technology and the Future of Work." Progressive Librarian. 10/11 (1995/6) 23-42.

Harris, Michael H. and Stan A. Hannah "’The Treason of the Librarians’: Core Communication Technologies and Opportunity Costs in the Information Era." Journal of the Academic Librarianship. Jan 1996, 3-8. an 1996, 3-8,

Harris, Michael H. and Stan A. Hannah. Into the Future: The Foundations of Library and Information Services in the Post-Industrial Era. Second Ed. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1998.

Harris, Michael. "The First Post-Industrial Democracy: The Future of Information in America.." Svensk Biblioteksforskning/ Swedish Library Research 4 (1996) 5-15.

Harris, Roma. "Information Technology and the Deskilling of Librarians." Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science 53, Supplement 16. 1994. 182-201.

Harris, Roma. "Service Undermined by Technology: Gender Relations, Economics and Ideology." Progressive Librarian 10/11 (1995/6) 5-22.

Harris, Roma. Librarianship: The Erosion of a Woman's Profession. New Jersey: Ablex, 1992

Hawks, Carol Pitta. "In Support of Collection Assesment: The Role of Automation in the Acquisitions and Serials Departments." Journal of Library Administration 17.2 (1992) 13-29.

Heckart, Ronald. "Machine Help and Human Help in the Emerging Digital Library." College and Research Libraries 59.3 (1998) 250-259.

Henderson, Carol and Frederick King. "The Role of Public Libraries in Providing Public Access to the Internet." Public Access to the Internet.Ed. Brian Kahin and James Keller. MIT Press: Cambridge, 1995, 154-175.

Howland, Joan S. "The ‘Digital Divide’: are we becoming a world of technological ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots?’ Electronic Library 16.5 (1998) 287-289.

Hudson, David. "Filtering Activist Claims Many Public Libraries Ignoring FOI Requests."

Kadie, Carl M. "Applying Library Intellectual Freedom Principles to Public and Academic Computers." In Computerization and Controversy. Ed. R. Kling. San Diego Press: Academic Press, 1996. 569-579.

Kent, Susan. "American Long Public Libraries: A Long Transformative Moment." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 207-220.

King, Hannah. "Walls around the electronic library" The Electronic Library 11.3 1993. 165-174.

Kranich, Nancy. "The Selling of Cyberspace: Can Libraries Protect Public Access?" Library Journal, Nov. 15, 1993. 34-37.

Kurzweil, Raymond. "The Future of Libraries." Library Journal. Three part article, Jan., Feb15, March 15 1992.

LaGuardia, Cheryl, "Desk Set Revisited: Reference Librarians, Reality and Research Systems’ Design," Journal of Academic Librarianship 21 (1995) 7-9.

Lamm, Donald. "Libraries and Publishers: A Partnership at Risk." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 127-145.

Lancaster, Frederick W. "Whither Libraries? Or Wither Libraries?" College and Research Libraries 39 (1978) 345-57. Reprinted 50 (1989) 406-419.

Lancaster, Frederick W. Libraries and Librarians in an Age of Electronics Arlington, Va.: Information Resources Press, 1982.

Lancaster, Frederick W. Towards a Paperless Society New York: Academic Press, 1978.

Landoni, Monica and Nadia Catenazzi. "Hyper-books and visual-books in an electronic library." Electronic Library 11.3 (1993) 175-186.

Lang, Brian. "Bricks and Bytes: Libraries in Flux." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 221-234.

Lanham, Richard. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Lehman, Klaus-Deiter. "Making the Transitory Permanent." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 307-329.

Lengerman, Patricia, Jill Niebregge-Brantley, and Jane Kirkpatrick. "Democracy, Technology, and the Public Library: A Feminist Sociological Analysis." In Women Transforming Communications: Global Intersections (London: Sage, 1996) 83-94.

Lewis, David. "Traditional Reference is Dead, Now Let’s Move on to Important Questions," Journal of Academic Librarianship 21 (1995) 10-12.

Licklider, J.C.R. Libraries of the Future. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1965.

Litman, Jessica. "Copyright Law and Electronic Access to Information," http://www.firstmonday

Lyman, Peter. "What is a Digital library? Technology, Intellectual Property, and the Public Interest." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 1-32.

Lynch, Clifford, "The Role of Libraries in Access to Networked Information: Cautionary Tales from the Era of Broadcasting," In Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information into Library Services, ed. A. Bishop (Urbana: University of Illinois, 94) 120-133.

Lyon, David. The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Malinconico, Michael. "Information’s Brave New World." Library Journal, May 1, 1992. 36-40.

Marcom, Deanna B. "Redefining Community Through the Public Library." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 191-205.

Mason, Marilyn. "The Yin and Yang of Knowing." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 161-171.

Matson, Lisa D., and David J. Bonski. "Do Digital Librarians Need Librarians?: An Experential Dialog." Online Nov/Dec 1997, 87-92.

McChesney, John. "Libraries and Filtering: taking the "Dick" Out of Moby Dick."

McDonald, Peter. "Corporate Inroads & Librarianship: The Fight for the Soul of the Profession in the New Millennium." Progressive Librarian. 12/13 (1997) 32-44.

McLure, Charles. "Enhancing the Role of public libraries in the national Information infrastructure." Public Libraries 35.4 (1996) 232-238.

Metzl, Jamie Frederic. "Searching for the Catalog of Catalogs." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 147-159.

Millar, Heather. "The Electronic Scriptorium." Wired 4.08 (1996)

Miller, Bruce, and Milton T. Wolff, eds. Thinking Robots, An Aware Internet, and Cyberpunk Librarians. Chicago: Library & Information Technology Association, 1992.

Minow, Mary. "Filters and the Public Library: A Legal and Policy Analysis" http://www.firstmonday

Missingham, Roxanne. "Cyberspace: no women need apply? Librarians and the Internet." Australian Library Journal, 45.2 (1996) 102-119.

Mosco, Vincent. "Myth-ing Links: Power and Community on the Information Highway."

Murdock, Graham, and Peter Golding. 1989. "Information Poverty and Political Inequality: Citizenship in the Age of Privatized Communications." Journal of Communications 39.3: 180-195.

Nilsen, Kirsti. "Canadian Government Electronic Information Policy." Government Information Quarterly 10.2 (1993) 203-220.

Nilsen, Kirsti. "Government Information Policy in Canada." Government Information Quarterly 11.2 (1994) 191-209.

Norman, S. "Copyright and Fair-Use in the Electronic Age." IFLA Journal 23.4 (1997) 295-8.

Oder, N. "Outsourcing: Model or Mistake? The Collection Development Controversy in Hawaii." Library Journal 122, 28-31.

Okerson, Ann Shumelda. "Buy or Lease? Two Models for scholarly Information at the End (or the Beginning) of an Era." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 55-76.

Oppenheim, Charles, and Daniel Smithson. "What is the hybrid library?" Journal of Information Science 25.2 (1999) 97-112.

Perry, Ruth, and Lisa Greber. "Women and Computers: An Introduction." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 16.1 (1990) 74-101.

Pfaffenberger, Bryan. Democratizing Information Databases and the Rise of End-User Searching. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1990.

Ray, Ron. "Crucial Critics for the Information Age." Library Journal, April 1, 1993. 46-49.

Reich, Vicky, and Mark Weiser. "Libraries are More than Information: Situational Aspects of Electronic Libraries." Serials Review 2.3 (1994)

Reich, Vicky, and Mark Weiser. "Libraries are More than Information: Situational Aspects of Electronic Libraries." Serials Review 2.3 (1994)

Resnik, Robert. "Community Information Resources in United States Public Libraries," Public Libraries, July/Aug 1997, 218-229.

Rheingold, Howard. "A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community." (On reserve in GRC)

Rheingold, Howard. The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier. New York: Addison Wesley, 1993. (On reserve in GRC)

Risher, Carol, "Libraries, copyright and the electronic environment," Electronic Library 14.5 (1996) 449-452.

Romano de Sant’Anna,. "Libraries, Social Inequality, and the Challenge of the Twenty-First Century." Daedelus 125.4 (1996) 267-281.

Sale, Kirkpatrick. "Lessons From the Luddites." Nation, June 5, 1995. Also

Samuelson, Pamela. "On Authors’ Rights in Cyberspace." http://www.firstmonday

Schiller, Herbert, and Anita Schiller. "Libraries, Public Access to Information and Commerce." In The Political Economy of Information. Ed. V. Mosco & J. Wasko.Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin, 1988. 146-166.

Schiller, Herbert. "Public Information Goes Corporate." Library Journal , 1 Oct. 1991, 43-45.

Scott, Marianne. "Canadian library and network development."

Secor, Glen. "Fair Use In a Pay-Per-Use World." ?" Library Acquisitions 21.1 (1997) 53-59.

Shapiro, Beth J., and Kevin Brook Long, "Just Say Yes: Reengineering Library User Services for the 21st Century." Journal of Academic Librarianship.Nov. 1994. 285-290.

Shreeves, Edward. "Between the Visionaries and the Luddites: Collection Development and Electronic Resources in the Humanities." Library Trends 40, 1992.

Shuman, Bruce. Beyond the Library of the Future . Englewood, Col: Libraries Unlimited, 1997.

Shuman, Bruce. The Library of the Future: Alternative Scenarios for Information Professionals. Englewood, Col: Libraries Unlimited, 1989.

Spender, Dale. Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and Cyberspace. N. Melbourne: Spinifex Press, 1995.

St. Clair, Gloriana, and Sanford G. Thatcher. "Changing Copyright Legislation: Two Views," Library Acquisitions 21.1 (1997) 7-18.

Starr, Leah K. "The Future of Public Libraries: Divided They Serve." Public Libraries 34.2 (1995) 102-104.

Starrs, Paul F., & Lynn Huntsinger. "The matrix, cyberpunk literature and the apocalyptic landscapes of information technology." Information Technology and Libraries 14, 1995, 251-6.

Stoll, Clifford. Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway. Doubleday: New York, 1995. Especially Chapter 11.

Tebbetss, Diane R. "Building the Digital Library infrastructure: A Primer." Journal of Library Administration 26:3/4 (1999) 5-23.

Tisdale, Sallie. "Silence, Please: The Public Library as Entertainment Center." Harper’s Magazine, March 1997. 65-74.

Toms, Elaine. "Free-Nets: Delivering Information to the Community." Public Libraries Nov/Dec 1994. 311-315.

Wallace, Jonathan. "The X-Stop Files." http://www.firstmonday

Webb, T. "The frozen library: a model for twenty-first century libraries." Electronic Library 13.1 (1995) 21-26.

Webster, Frank. "Information Management and Manipulation: Jurgen Habermas and the Decline of the Public Sphere." In his Theories of the Information Society. London: Routledge, 1995.

Wilson, Jonathan. "Enter the cyberpunk librarian: future directions in cyberspace." Internet research 6.1 (1996)

Winter, Michael F. "Librarianship, Technology and the Labor Process: Theoretical Perspectives." Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993. 173-196.

Zamparelli, Roberto. "Copyright and Global Libraries: Going with the Flow of Technology." http://www.firstmonday

Zuboff, Shoshona. "New Worlds of Computer Mediated Work." In Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship: Foundations and Applications. Ed. John Buschman. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1993. 83-100.