Vol. 7, No. 4 • September 2000
From researcher to ringleader: a journey
by David Dillard


Discusses changes in online-research opportunities, illustrated by experience with the Diversity University Collaboratory (DUC), an electronic mailing list, and the Educational CyberPlayGround, an Internet portal. Explains that, as a reference librarian at Temple University's Paley Library in Philadelphia, PA, the author was invited to join the DUC discussion group and, soon after, was asked to become one of the ``ringleaders'' for the Educational CyberPlayGround. Says that the Internet and discussion groups can lead to relationships that do not have geography as a circumference for those who learn to use them effectively as communication tools. Offers important considerations that educators and researchers need to be aware of in using the tools of the Internet interactively. States that the Internet provides not only the engine of change, but the tools with which to deal with it. Includes one sidebar.
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