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Are libraries obsolete? : an argument for relevance in the digital age

Author: Mark Y Herring
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The digital age has transformed information access in ways that no one ever dreamed. But the afterclap of our digital wonders has left libraries reeling as they are no longer the chief contender in information delivery. The book explores how libraries and librarians must face the future if they are to continue to be relevant, vibrant, and enduring"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Y Herring
ISBN: 9780786473564 0786473568
OCLC Number: 866922352
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: viii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Everything is still not on the Internet --
Searching the Web --
Quality control, or lack thereof --
Rotting from within? --
En masse : mass digitization --
Copyright --
Ebooks über alles? --
Depth and ubiquity --
Reading and literacy --
Privacy --
Piracy --
You are here --
Are libraries obsolete after all? : two scenarios --
Epilogue: reviving the spirit of Andrew Carnegie.
Responsibility: Mark Y. Herring.

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