WEB BROWSERS: UNTANGLING THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Joan Latta Konecky, Carla Rosenquist-Buhler
2017 Education Libraries  
Not only are Internet resources expanding exponentially, but they are becoming more sophisticated, incorporating a variety of multimedia and hypertext components. Internet documents on the World Wide Web may contain elaborately formatted text, color graphics, audio, and video as well as dynamic connections to other Internet resources via hypertext links. In addition to providing user-friendly access to hypermedia resources, most Web browsers (client software) provide a rich graphical
more » ... for authoring and displaying electronic documents locally. This article describes the World Wide Web and a sampling of the available Web browsers. It then discusses a testproject developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries designed to explore the potential, demands, and pitfalls of Web access to the Internet, as well as to investigate hypermedia document creation in an academic libraryenvironment. The experiences with the project qonfirmed the importance of the World Wide Web and Web browsers to this environment, so much so that providing access to these Internet resources must be seen as mandatory to any academic or upper level educational library providing electronic information access.
doi:10.26443/el.v19i1.77 fatcat:fiprgjom4fagpftjt2jrveiuey