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By David Nicholas and Lan Rowlands, David Nicholas, Ian Rowlands

The court cases of a world discussion board held at Cumberland inn, Windsor Park, 16-18th July 1999, organised through urban college, and subsidized through Aslib, The organization for info administration, The British Library and information foreign. the aim of the convention used to be to: discover equipment for comparing the Internet's many beneficial properties and features; verify the influence of the web in strategic components of human endeavour, so offering us with an realizing of ways that the web is fashioning the area we are living in; establish the most important info and conversation ideas, principles and ideas which are rising because of the unfold and improvement of the web; and placed down an schedule for destiny net study and collaboration. Contents: The problem: volatile wisdom, risky instances; 3-dimensional effect: a case research of digital executive; becoming a member of up info and studying; Newspapers and the web: peaceable coexistence or struggle to the loss of life? The impression of the web at the possession of data; impression of the net: a few conceptual and methodological matters; learning the affects of the web with no assuming technological determinism; The relevance of knowledge retrieval examine for the evaluate of the WWW; From bibliometrics to cybermetrics; net metrics: an excessive amount of facts, too little research; Surveying the worldwide diffusion of the web; monitoring and comparing the worldwide details patron; comparing the web as a 'local' info source.

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It is now the case that more people in the United States receive news from the Net than from radio, and among 17-24 year olds more receive news from the Net than from television, according to Bryan Brumley of the Associated Press. The Pew Research Centre4 in the United States has looked specifically at the Internet news audience. Pew found considerable variation in online news reading habits from month to month. During 1998 monthly polls asking respondents whether they went online to get the news at least once week gave a positive response varying from 37% to 64%.

Education must be working. The Internet 30 Table 1. 2% Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations1 Will the Internet kill the newspaper? It is a subject much agonised over by those who work in print journalism. Or, to be more accurate, by a minority of those who work in print journalism—the anxious, the ambitious, and those whose main interest is not in the headline but the bottom line. This paper will consider some data, looking at how newspapers are doing, what newspapers are doing online, what others are doing online, and draw some conclusions about the future.

They have one on the Kosovo crisis, for example. This is newspapers taking the sensible attitude that there is neither space for the very extensive background, nor demand for it from more than a few. The Web can provide for them. The Internet has clearly killed off most overseas sales of British newspapers. It is perfectly suited to reading about other countries without going to the trouble of locating an export edition, or reading it many days late. When I went to Kenya last year I prepared myself by reading the online version of the Nation of Nairobi.

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