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
**Since renamed School of Information
School of Library and Information Studies
For other versions of this class click here.
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