Course title: Internet culture


Instructor: Associate professor Radovan Vrana, PhD


ECTS credits: 3


Course language: Croatian


Semester: 7th


Status: Compulsory


Form of Instruction: Lectures and seminars


Prerequisites: none


Examination: Written + student paper


Course objective: The objective of the course is to acquaint the students with most important communication paradigms on the internet and its role in society.


Course description:

  • The internet and society
  • World Wide Web
  • The internet as a communication environment
  • The internet as a collaboration environment
  • The internet as an educational environment
  • Electronic commerce and business on the internet
  • Safe use of the internet
  • The internet as a research environment
  • Netiquette
  • Deep Web
  • Media and entairtainment content on the internet
  • Usability and Web site development

Reading list:

  1. Bradley, Phil. How to use Web 2.0 in your library. London : Facet publishing, 2007.
  2. Farkas, Meredith G. Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online. Medford: Information Today, Inc., 2007.
  3. Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko; Savolainen, Reijo. Towards Library 2.0: The Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies in Public Libraries. // Libri, 61, 2(2011), pp.87-99.
  4. Gralla, Preston. How the Internet works. Indianapolis: QUE, 2007.
  5. Tripathi, Manorama; Kumar, Sunil. Use of Web 2.0 tools in academic libraries: A reconnaissance of the international landscape. // The International Information & Library Review 42, 3(2010), 195-207.


Recommende reading:

  1. Anderson, P. (2007), What Is Web 2.0? Ideas, Technologies and Implications for Education, JISC TechWatch report,
  2. Peltier-Davis, Cheryl. Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Library User 2.0, Librarian 2.0: Innovative Services for Sustainable Libraries. // Computers in Libraries, 29, 10(2009), pp. 16-21.
  3. Castells, Manuel. Internet galaksija : razmišljanja o Internetu, poslovanju i društvu. Zagreb : Naklada Jesenski i Turk : Hrvatsko sociološko društvo , 2003
  4. Maness, Jack M. (2006), “Library 2.0 theory: Web 2.0 and its implications for libraries”, Webology, Vol. 3 No. 2, URL:
  5. Miller, Joseph B. internet technologies and information services, Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  6. Stephens, Michael. Taming Technolust Ten Steps for Planning in a 2.0 World. // Library Reference and User Services, 47, 4(2008), 314-317.
  7. Bawden, D. & Robinson, L. (2009) The dark side of information: overload, anxiety and other paradoxes and pathologies, Journal of Information Science, 35(2), 180-191.