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BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google

Author: John Palfrey
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 05 Jan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Palfrey
ISBN: 0465040608 9780465040605 0465042996 9780465042999
OCLC Number: 923351583
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Crisis : a perfect storm --
Customers : how we use libraries --
Spaces : the connection between the virtual and the physical --
Platforms : what cloud computing means for libraries --
Hacking : how to build the future --
Networks : the human network of librarians --
Preservation : collaboration, not competition, to preserve culture --
Education : libraries and connected learners --
Law : why copyright and privacy matter so much --
Conclusion : what's at stake.
Responsibility: John Palfrey.

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Founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America John Palfrey explains how libraries can survive and flourish in a digital world.  Read more...

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Jim Leach, former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities "In BiblioTech, John Palfrey sums up the seminal function libraries have played in inspiring and preserving creative thought over Read more...

 
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