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The enduring library : technology, tradition, and the quest for balance

Author: Michael Gorman
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this work, one of the library world's leading thinkers discusses the transformative effect communications technology has had on information delivery from past to present to future. By tracing the transformations, Gorman writes a road map for achieving balance between the tradition of library service and ever-changing technology."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gorman
ISBN: 0838908462 9780838908464
OCLC Number: 50868243
Description: xiii, 157 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The way we live now : libraries today --
Communications technology, 1875 to now --
Communications technology and libraries today --
Reading in a digital world --
The nature of the web --
Reference work in technologically advanced libraries --
Cataloguing in the twenty-first century --
Challenges of the future --
The future of libraries : a research agenda --
Information overload and stress : the ailments of modern living --
Seeking harmony and balance.
Responsibility: Michael Gorman.

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