Are Libraries Obsolete?

Are Libraries Obsolete?

An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age

Book - 2014
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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"--
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina :, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780786473564
Branch Call Number: 020.2854678 H435ar 2014
Characteristics: viii, 258 pages ; 23 cm


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Mark_Daly Jul 16, 2014

Updates the author's 2001 article, "10 Reasons Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library." Like the article, the book is a lightweight summary of the Web's flaws.


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Mark_Daly Jul 16, 2014

I am not opposed to the Internet, digital documents, online texts, ebooks or the rest. I do, however, think one has to be aware of what one gains and loses with each new piece of technology.


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