It seems inevitable that the class of works available through digital libraries will include electronic-only publications, ephemeral and unreviewed materials and even fabricated or counterfeit matter. The ease of publishing on the Internet combined with the absence of traditional methods for evaluating reliability makes it likely that library users will be retrieving works of questionable authenticity and value. Issues concerning the Internet and digital materials include:

Published: February 1999; WTEC Hyper-Librarian