Information Today, Inc. has released a publication titled, Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, edited by the late Miriam A. Drake along with Donald T. Hawkins.

Miriam A. (“Mimi”) Drake (1936─2014) was dean of libraries at Georgia Institute of Technology. She was the author of more than 100 articles and four books and editor of the Encyclopedia of Information Science, 2nd Edition.

Donald T. Hawkins blogs about conferences organized by Information Today, Inc. and The Charleston Group, LLC. He is the author of more than 350 articles and editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage.

The unique book features chapters by more than a dozen topic experts, information specialists, and government documents librarians. It is the first book in years to explore trends and issues for researchers and organizations that rely on United States public information. Public Knowledge describes vast information resources generated by federal agencies and publicly funded organizations.

The book’s editors and contributors provide an in-depth discussion of the challenges inherent in collecting, preserving, updating, and disseminating the deluge of information that is generated daily by public sources.

Melody K. Smith

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