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The Accidental Webmaster

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The Accidental Webmaster

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Recommended Reading on Webmastering, Classification, and Legal Issues

This month I look at a book to get you into Webmastering, if you haven't dabbled yet, a quick look at the state of classifying electronic resources, and then some legal issues for libraries and e-mail management.

The Accidental Webmaster by Julie M. Still ISBN: 1-57387-164-8 Published: 2003 Pages: 192 pp.; softcover Price: $29.95

Available from: Information Today, Inc. 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; 609/654-6266; www.infotoday.com

If you have done a bit of HTML coding and are thinking of branching out into Webmastering on a small scale, this book will tell you what's in store for you. The author, a librarian and Webmaster at the Paul Robeson Library, Camden Campus, Rutgers University, begins by telling you how to get started with a small non-profit, friend's business, or whatever. She wisely points out a lot of the personnel issues, such as confirming who makes the design decisions right at the start. If you are thinking of working with a non-Web-savvy group, give them this short book to read first. They will have a better appreciation of the issues involved.

This is not a technical book. It is a guide to the organizational, legal, and practical issues that you will face as a part-time or even volunteer Webmaster. …

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