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  • ISBN-13: 9780838906477
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Credo 1
2 The Life of Print 13
3 The Madness of Technolust 36
4 Electronic Publishing and Distribution 53
5 Coping with Electronic Information 70
6 Deconstructing Dreams of the All-Electronic Future 86
7 Enemies of the Library 104
8 The Diversity of Libraries 114
9 Economics of Collection and Access 131
10 Survival Guide to the Serials Crisis 155
11 Future Libraries: Beyond the Walls 165
12 Successful Libraries Make Their Own Luck 178
Bibliography 185
Index 191
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2000

    Librarians & good common sense

    Excellent book that dismantles much of the 'information age' hype and hoopla about 'virtual libraries' and 'books online', e-books, etc. Forceful argument for the enduring value of books-in-print, the Public Library as a cultural institution and glue to hold a community together. A must read for any aspiring to Librarianship as a career or who are already employed by a library as a librarian or support staff member.

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