Drake, Miriam A. and Donald T. Hawkins (eds.) Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits. Information Today, Inc., 2016. ISBN: 978-1573875158
From the publisher: Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, edited by the late Miriam A. Drake together with Donald T. Hawkins, is the first book in years to explore trends and issues for researchers and organizations that rely on U.S. public information. More than a dozen topic experts, information specialists, and government documents librarians discuss the challenges inherent in collecting, preserving, updating, and disseminating a deluge of information generated daily by public sources.
Contributors describe agencies at the forefront of managing the information, explore the role of the federal government and its corps of information professionals, and highlight how public data are being consumed by a surprising range of stakeholders in the digital information age. They remind us of the value and diversity of public information, and of the imperative to make it readily available to all American citizens, to whom it belongs. No reader interested in the latter topic can afford to miss Barbie Keiser's closing chapter on open government, Big Data, and the future of public information.
Table of Contents:
- The Relationship Between Citizen Information Literacy and Public Information Use. Forest “Woody” Horton Jr.
- Beyond LMGTFY: Access to Government Information in a Networked World. James A. Jacobs, University of California-San Diego Library, and James R. Jacobs, Stanford University Libraries.
- Government Resources in the Classroom. Susanne Caro, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana.
- The U.S. Government Publishing Office. Miriam A. Drake and Donald T. Hawkins.
- The Library of Congress. Miriam A. Drake.
- The National Library of Medicine. Katherine B. Majewski, MEDLARS Management Section, and Wanda Whitney, Reference and Web Services Section, National Library of Medicine.
- The Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Part 1: Extending the Reach and Impact of DOE Research Results. Brian A. Hitson and Peter M. Lincoln, Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
- The Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Part 2: Bringing the World’s Research to DOE. Brian A. Hitson and Peter M. Lincoln, Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
- NASA’s Scientific and Technical Information for a Changing World. Lynn Heimerl, NASA STI Program.
- The National Technical Information Service: Public Access as a Driver of Change. Gail Hodge, Ha (Information International Associates).
- Federal Statistics Past and Present. Mark Anderson, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.
- Agricultural Information and the National Agricultural Library. Marianne Stowell Bracke, Purdue University Libraries.
- Hidden Government Information. Miriam A. Drake.
- The Future Is Open. Barbie E. Keiser, Barbie E. Keiser, Inc.