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The Evolution of the Site

This site began as a means of updating my print book entitled The Jewish Guide to the Internet.


The book was first published in 1996 by Jason Aronson when the Internet was in its infancy. The book went through three editions, the last of which was published by Rowman & Littlefield, which bought Jason Aronson.


In an effort to keep the information current, I decided to post the contents of the third edition online and update it there.


For a historic view of the development of the book, take a look at the update page for the first edition, published in 1996 before the World Wide Web became pervasive, and the update pages for the second edition, published in 1997, just as the Internet was embracing the World Wide Web.



In an article published in the Association of Jewish Libraries' December 2018 newsletter, I provided a brief history of changes I have observed on the Jewish Internet entitled "From Gophers to Apps."


While working as a consultant for the Avi Chai Foundation, I also developed two other sites for Jewish high schools that I have included here: a collection of free, online Judaica resources and secular resources.


In addition, I have also developed a guide to Jewish digital collections that contains information about digitized Judaica. The site also has a section devoted to Jewish study guides from university librarians worldwide.





Diane Romm

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