Impact of New Technologies

Welcome to the Impact World Wide Web Site!
This site reflects a dynamic view of the discussion and debate in an ongoing course titled "Impact of New Information Resources: Multimedia and Networks," taught by Howard Besser at UC Berkeley's School of Library and Information Studies* since Fall of 1993, and at University of Michigan's School of Information and Library Studies** beginning in Winter of 1995. This site presents an amalgamation of the wide range of issues concerning the social impact of technology. In addition to information about the students themselves, the Impact server includes the students' work in the form of papers and their participation in the class newsgroups. The course also has consisted of a lecture series by leading visionaries who address the fundamental issues raised in class, and other hopefully interesting and useful information.

* Since renamed School of Information Management and Systems
**Since renamed School of Information


Note: This entrance into the "World of Impact" was created by students from the Spring and Fall 1994 Berkeley versions of the course, and is primarily focused upon activities from those versions. It also provides links to other versions of the course. Though much information comes from Berkeley, the overall site "lives" in Michigan, on the http server at the School of Information and Library Studies. Confused yet?

Areas of interest you have the free choice of branching off to:


This WorldWide Web server originated as a short class project by a group of students in the Spring 1994 class. This class has included graduate and undergraduate students from a number of different departments.


If you want to reproduce any of the materials available through our server, please read the following NOTICE .

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For other versions of this class click here.


Questions or comments? Please contact the Impact webmaster.


Last updated
04/07/99