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Fool's gold : why the Internet is no substitute for a library

Author: Mark Y Herring
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007.
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"This work skeptically explores the notion that the Internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library's staying, power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROMs were all once predicted as the contemporary library's heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herring, Mark Youngblood, 1952-
Fool's gold.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007
(OCoLC)619279042
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Y Herring
ISBN: 9780786430826 0786430826
OCLC Number: 123119572
Description: vii, 191 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Caught in the Web --
Forget the needle. Can you just tell me which haystack? --
Weare18.com --
Footnotes? who needs them! --
Google über alles --
E-books to the rescue! --
The paperless revolution is complete! --
A mile wide and a mind-numbing inch deep --
The endgame : quo vadis?
Responsibility: Mark Y. Herring.
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