Internet Technologies and Information Services, 2nd Edition

by Joseph B. Miller


The Internet has transformed society and the LIS professions. This book helps readers understand how Internet technologies work and are applied to offering new services—knowledge that is critical to their professional success.

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August 2014

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 496
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Information Systems and Technology/Computer and Information Networks
  Information Systems and Technology/Information Technology Management

The Internet has enabled the convergence of all things information-related. This book provides essential, foundational knowledge of the application of Internet and web technologies in the information and library professions.

Internet Technologies and Information Services: Second Edition is a vital asset to students preparing for careers in library and information science and provides expanded coverage to important new developments while still covering Internet foundations. In addition to networking, the Internet, HTML, web design, web programming, XML, and web searching, this new edition covers additional topics such as cloud computing, content management systems, eBook technologies, mobile technologies and applications, relational database management systems (RDMS), open source software, and virtual private networking. It also provides information on virtualization and related systems, including desktop virtualization systems.

With clear and simple explanations, the book helps students form a solid, basic IT knowledge that prepares them for more advanced studies in technology. It supplies an introductory history of the Internet and an examination of current trends with specific emphasis on how online information access affects the LIS fields. Author Joseph B. Miller, MSLS, explains Internet protocols and current broadband connectivity options; Internet security issues and steps to take to block threats; building the web with markup languages, programming, and content management systems; and elements of information access on the web: content formats, information retrieval, and Internet search.


  • Covers a broad spectrum of Internet technologies within the context of knowledge and skills needed by LIS students and professionals in related fields
  • Identifies key issues related to the use of Internet technologies in libraries and other information organizations
  • Helps students understand and apply the basic vocabulary and principles of computer software, hardware, and networks
  • Identifies the various roles that the web, social media, and mobile 2.0 play in the context of libraries and the LIS profession
Author Info

Joseph B. Miller, MSLS, is associate professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science, Lexington, KY, where he devotes the majority of his efforts to teaching LIS information technology courses and exploring instructional technologies to advance the school's online degree program. His published works include the first edition of Libraries Unlimited's Internet Technologies and Information Services and the articles "The Internet has changed like, everything" and "PC Security in a Networked World." He is coauthor (with Donald Case) of "Do Bibliometricians Cite Differently from other Scholars." He is a member of the Beta Phi Mu Honorary Society, recipient of the College of Communications and Information Studies Excellence in Teaching Award (2000), and a past president of the Kentucky chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Miller received his master of science in library science degree from the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents


  • Preface Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The World Wide Web Chapter 3: Networks and Connection Technologies Chapter 4: Internet Technologies: TCP / IP Chapter 5: Higher-Level Internet Protocols: Making the Internet Work Chapter 6: Internet-Connected Devices and Security
  • Chapter 7: Web Design and Graphics Chapter 8: Web Publishing with the Hypertext Markup Language Chapter 9: Controlling Presentation with Styles Chapter 10: Introduction to Web Programming Chapter 11: Web Technologies and Content Management Chapter 12: XML Primer
  • Chapter 13: Internet Content Chapter 14: Information Retrieval Chapter 15: Internet Search Chapter 16: Libraries and the Internet: Learning from the Past, Exploring the Future
  • Appendix 1: The Binary Machine Appendix 2: Web Hosting Issues Glossary Bibliography Index



    "Written in an accessible and readable style, Miller’s book is suitable for both students of information science and librarians or other professionals working in information-related fields. . . . Highly recommended for information science courses related to Internet technologies and professionals responsible for or interested in such technologies."—Library Journal

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