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Bertot, John Carlo

Works: 81 works in 221 publications in 1 language and 7,236 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Use studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John Carlo Bertot
Public libraries and the Internet : study results, policy issues, and recommendations by Charles R McClure( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving toward more effective public Internet access : the 1998 national survey of public library outlet Internet connectivity by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication reports on research conducted to follow up on a 1997 survey of public libraries and the Internet, co-sponsored by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the American Library Association. The 1998 survey is based on a sample of 2,500 of the nation's 15,718 public library outlets. The survey found that 73.3% of public library outlets now offer public access to the Internet. However, only 68.6% offer graphical public Internet access to the World Wide Web (www) and only 45.3% offer graphical public access to the www at speeds of 56 kbps or greater. The first section contains background information: the Telecommunications Act of 1996; public policy debate; information technology, Internet and the digital economy; and public libraries as a public point of Internet presence. The second section presents the results of the 1998 survey: availability of public Internet access; public Internet access for areas with varying levels of poverty; public Internet access for urban, suburban, and rural areas; graphical public Internet access; bandwidth as a component of public Internet access; defining effective public Internet access; key measures connectivity and public Internet access, 1996-1998; number of graphical workstations as a component of effective access; use of filtering software and availability of an acceptable use policy for public Internet access. The third section discusses findings, policy issues, and commission responses: supporting ongoing surveys on public libraries and the Internet; initiating a dialog on effective public Internet access; and identifying policy questions and promoting additional research. The last section is a bibliography of 8 statistical studies funded by the commission. Five appendices contain: summary results; the survey instrument; the survey methodology; the survey results; and the contractor's analysis of the survey results. Includes 56 tables of figures.(DLS)
The 1996 national survey of public libraries and the Internet : progress and issues : final report, July 1996 by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1996 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (nclis) survey gathered data from a national sample of public libraries concerning the current level of public library involvement with the Internet. The purpose of this study was to: (1) provide policymakers, researchers, and library professionals with longitudinal data that measured changes in public library Internet involvement since the first survey in 1994; (2) identify costs for public library Internet services; and (3) identify issues and inform the policy debate concerning public library roles in the electronic networked environment. This final report is divided into three sections: Introduction; Study Results; and Progress and Issues. The introduction discusses the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Library Services and Construction Act/Library Services and Technology Act; intellectual property and the National Information Infrastructure; and an electronic federal depository library program. The second section discusses study methodology; public library demographics; accessing the Internet; the current state of public library Internet connectivity; Internet uses and public access services; and benefits to connecting to the Internet. The third section focuses on disparities; connectivity versus services; the goal of universal service; quality of network services; the life cycle of public library Internet development; and preparation for the next survey. Appendices include the survey instrument, survey alert, and cover letter, and information about the authors. (Contains 27 references, and 45 figures that present survey data.) (Author/AEF)
Statistics and performance measures for public library networked services by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a book that will help you to measure and improve one of the library's most vital services - providing access to online and network-based resources. The first of its kind and written by a team of research experts, this how-to manual will guide you through the process of measuring and assessing the quality of service you are providing to a new breed of technology-savvy library users. Through practical examples and tested methods, Statistics and Performance Measures for Public Library Networked Services will show you to: establish a core set of performance measures - for your particular setting - that will capture and describe patron use of online resources; collect and organize hard statistics based on the measures you set; assess the services you are providing and identify potential areas of growth; understand how your library's services are being used by patrons; and develop a specific picture of your library's network service and usage that can be communicated to staff, community and new funding streams."--Jacket
Internet costs and cost models for public libraries : final report by Charles R McClure( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the result of the statutory mandate by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (nclis) to promote activities to extend the nation's library and information handling capability as essential links in the emerging global information infrastructure. In a study to inventory the challenges related to libraries' roles in the National Information Infrastructure (nii), it was discovered that libraries had difficulty identifying and describing specific Internet costs. The cost elements, models, and worksheets presented here are intended to serve as useful guides for public libraries and communities in planning Internet connections and services. Five representative connectivity models and seven broad cost categories are identified for use by public libraries planning Internet connectivity and services. The value of this study rests more with the development of cost models, worksheets, and cost categories than with the costs represented in this report. However, the representative costs illustrate the significant variations that are possible in planning the networking permutations and configuration available to the public library community. For example, an initial one-time cost of $1,475 and a recurring annual cost of $12,635, a public library can establish a minimal level of single-workstation, text-based Internet connection. A more sophisticated representative multimedia connectivity model is described involving multiple workstations at multiple locations for a one-time cost of $266,375 and a recurring annual cost of $154,220, indicating the wide variation in cost and connectivity possibilities. The findings are intended to provide a basis for extending the benefits of advanced information services to the nation through its 9,050 public libraries. Models are illustrated through 14 figures. Two appendices provide research methodology and glossary of Internet terms. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/MAS)
Policy issues & strategies affecting public libraries in the national networked environment : moving beyond connectivity by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning and evaluating library networked services and resources( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describing techniques for evaluating services provided through library networks - including collection development, group purchases, and reference services - and providing guides for developing, testing, and applying evaluation instruments, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of the planning and evaluation of networked services and resources. With contributions from leaders in the area of e-metrics, it is both an authoritative resource and practical tool."--Jacket
World libraries on the information superhighway : preparing for the challenges of the new millennium by Patricia Diamond Fletcher( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents the thoughts and experiences of librarians and academics on the changing role of libraries in a global networked community. The first section of the book looks at the agendas for national libraries in a digital world. Issues covered include content and delivery, national policy and practice and strategies for success in a national arena. The second section addresses important issues in the academic library environment. The third section focuses on special projects undertaken by libraries to address specific issues across a variety of domains--the public library, library consortiums, and virtual libraries. The final section raises some policy and practice challenges, considering the concerns of archivists, the role of scientific and technical information dissemination, subject access to Web documents, and the special needs of both libraries and their users in developing nations. Chapters include: (1) "Libraries and the Internet: Policy and Practice in the 21st Century" (Patricia Diamond Fletcher); (2) "Building National Collections of Internet Publications" (Jasmine Cameron and Margaret E. Phillips); (3) "Connectivity, Content and Collaboration: The Canadian Digital Library Experience" (Susan Haigh); (4) "Deposit Collections of Digital Publications: a Pragmatic Strategy" (Jose Luis Borbinha, Fernanda Campos, and Fernando Cardoso); (5) "National Library of Korea: South Korean Government-Run Digital Library--RISS and kric" (Ook Lee); (6) "Trends in Web-Based Services in Academic Libraries" (Lynn M. Fountain); (7) "Impact of the Internet on Malaysian Libraries" (Diljit Singh); (8) "The University of Queensland Cybrary: a Virtual Library in a Wired University" (Janine Schmidt, Jennifer Croud, and Deborah Turnbull); (9) "Towards the People's Network: uk Developments and the Work of the earl Consortium" (Helen Baigent and Chris Moore); (10) "Providing Multilingual Internet Services in the Global Information Environment: WorldLinQProject, Queens Library's Practices" (Xuemao Wang, Malabika Das, Maria V. Sunio, and Andrew N. Schlein); (11) "An Analysis of Using Expert Systems and Intelligent Agents for the Virtual Library Project at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division" (Jay Liebowitz and Monica Adya); (12) "Librarians as Info Architects: New Roles for Archivists and Reference Librarians in the Digital Environment" (Paula J. Wolfe and Lori A. Olson); (13) "Subject Access to Quality-Assured World Wide Web Resources: Strategies for Information Professionals" (Robert Newton and David Dixon); (14) "Progress and Prospects for Estonian Libraries" (Sirje Virkus); (15) "The Growing Support Crisis in Federal sti" (R. David Lankes); (16) "Remote Access: The Development of Information Services and Technology in the Global South" (Lucinda R. Zoe); and (17) "Libraries on the Information Highway: Issues and Lessons Learned" (John Carlo Bertot). Includes an index. (Aef)
Evaluating networked information services : techniques, policy, and issues by Geoffrey Ford( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirteen essays in which attendees at the American Society for Information Science's May 1999 mid-year meeting present a number of perspectives on evaluating networked information services and resources
Digital literacy and digital inclusion : information policy and the public library by Kim M Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy. This book emphasizes the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society
Public libraries and the Internet : roles, perspectives, and implications by Charles R McClure( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public Libraries and the Internet: Roles, Perspectives, and Implications explores the impact of the Internet and the expansion of the networked environment on U.S. public libraries through more than a dozen essays written by leading scholars and administrators. Notwithstanding the far-reaching changes wrought by the Internet, this is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive exploration of the subject over time and across areas of practice. This wide-ranging volume, edited by the authors of several national studies tracking the use and involvement of public libraries with the Internet since 1994, offers both description and assessment. It discusses the ways in which the roles and services of public libraries have changed as a result of the Internet and offers a perspective on the meaning and impact of these changes. Perhaps most critically, it also suggests possible futures and opportunities as public libraries continue to evolve in this networked environment"--Page 4 of cover
Libraries connect communities : Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, 2007-2008( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study assesses public access to computers, the Internet and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, and the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment and sustainability. The study builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries begun in 1994by John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure." "This comprehensive report provides information that can help library directors and library IT staff benchmark and advocate for technology resources in communities across the nation. The data also are of importance for policymakers at local, state and federal levels, manufacturers of information and communication technologies, and the communities served by public libraries." "The 2007-2008 report provides data from thousands of rural, suburban and urban libraries in every state; information provided by state library agencies; and feedback from focus groups and site visits in NewYork, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia."--Jacket
Public libraries, public policies, and political processes : serving and transforming communities in times of economic and political constraint by Paul T Jaeger( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on two decades of original research conducted by the authors, as well as existing research about the intersection of public policy, political discourse, and public libraries, this book seeks to clarify the origins and implications of the current standing of public libraries in public policy and political discourse. It explains the complex current circumstances and offers strategies for effectively creating a better future for public libraries. The main message is that there is a pressing need for public librarians and other supporters of public libraries to be aware of the political process and its implications for libraries and to engage in the policy process to articulate the need for policies that support public libraries. The style is both scholarly and accessible to general readers and should be useful to students, educators, researchers, and practitioners in library and information science. It will also be useful for those engaged in areas of public policy, government, economics, and political science who are interested in the relationships between public libraries, public policy, and political processes. The book offers proposals for policy-making and political strategies that can strengthen the public library and its ability to meet the needs of individuals and communities. The discussion and analysis in the book draw upon data and real world examples including libraries' outreach to increasingly diverse service populations and efforts to meet community needs through innovative partnerships. As the intersection of politics, policy, and libraries has grown in importance and complexity in recent years, the need for a book on their interrelationships is long overdue. -- from back cover
Public library Internet services and the digital divide : the role and impacts from selected external funding sources by Charles R McClure( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the role of external funding in the development of public library network resources and services, their identification, and their benefit and impact, particularly as they affect the digital divide. The study was conducted between February 2001 and January 2002, employing a range of data collection techniques, including site visits, focus groups, surveys analysis of E-rate data sources, local library and state library reports, documents from external funders, and other material. Key findings and issues include: (1) lsta (Library Services and Technology Act) is a model federal program for funding libraries; (2) E-rate funding is essential to local operations, but needs fine-tuning; (3) leveraging external support to serve those impacted by the digital divide; (4) equipment was not enough; (5) coordination was necessary and the State Library delivered; (6) someone must have authority and responsibility for seeking external funds; (7) remembering the poorest counties and communities; (8) maintaining sustainability; and (9) understanding situational factors. Conclusions, next steps, and recommendations are presented. Appendices include lsta state plan requirements and assurances, sld (Schools and Libraries Division) analysis method and description of tables, site visit participants, selected study instruments, and advisory committee members. (Contains 75 references.) (Mes)
Linking people to the global networked society : evaluation of the OnLine at PA libraries project ; public access to the internet through public libraries by Charles R McClure( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides an evaluation of the Online at pa Libraries project which was initiated in the Fall of 1996 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit. The report documents that the following goals were accomplished: (1) provide public access to the Internet through Pennsylvania's public libraries; (2) provide library users with timely information for educational research, economic development, and recreational purposes; and (3) ensure that trained library staff are available to help the public find the information they need in an online environment. Key assessment questions were answered by the use of a range of data collection techniques including surveys of librarians and users, site visits, focus groups, interviews, and other techniques. From the viewpoint of project participants, the project was clearly successful. The list of various benefits and impacts that have come to the library, the users, and the community overall is significant and consistent across most libraries. The study concludes with a discussion of key issues raised by the Online at pa Libraries project and lessons that have been learned from this effort that can be incorporated into future efforts. Specific recommendations include building on the project with future projects, developing new roles for Pennsylvania libraries and librarians, and developing a statewide strategic planning effort to continue to take advantage of the evolving global networked environment for the benefit of Pennsylvania residents. The user questionnaire is appended. (Author/AEF)
Libraries connect communities 3 : public library funding & technology access study( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public libraries and the Internet 2006 : study results and findings( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public libraries and the Internet 2004 : survey results and findings by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessibility for persons with disabilities and the inclusive future of libraries( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All libraries have patrons and staff members with disabilities, making equitable service a priority for these organizations as they provide diverse services to their entire communities. Although rapid technological changes in recent years have offered challenges to libraries, these same technologies provide opportunities to embrace the concept of accessible library services and create innovative new services for patrons with disabilities. Accessibility for persons with disabilities and the inclusive future of libraries, edited by Brian Wentz, Paul T. Jaeger, and John Carlo Bertot, focuses on the issues at the intersection of disability, accessibility, inclusion and libraries. The chapters in this volume provide best practices and innovative ideas to share amongst libraries, explore the roles that internet and communication technologies play in the context of inclusive libraries, illuminate the important contributions of libraries in promoting social inclusion of and social justice for people with disabilities, and help libraries to better articulate their contributions in these areas as they engage with disability groups, funders, policymakers, and other parts of their communities
Re-envisioning the MLS : perspectives on the future of library and information science education( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians--and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians
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Bertot, John C.

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Planning and evaluating library networked services and resourcesWorld libraries on the information superhighway : preparing for the challenges of the new millenniumEvaluating networked information services : techniques, policy, and issuesPublic libraries and the Internet : roles, perspectives, and implicationsLibraries connect communities : Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, 2007-2008Libraries connect communities 3 : public library funding & technology access study