Fool's Gold: Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library
  • Fool's Gold: Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library
  • Fool's Gold: Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library

Fool's Gold: Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library

by Mark Y. Herring
     
 

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-ROM's were all once predicted as the contemporary library's heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to

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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-ROM's were all once predicted as the contemporary library's heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430826
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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