The Enduring Library: Technology, Tradition, and the Quest for Balance / Edition 1

The Enduring Library: Technology, Tradition, and the Quest for Balance / Edition 1

by Michael Gorman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838908462

ISBN-13: 9780838908464

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: American Library Association

The treatment of current communications technologies as tools of librarians must be understood in terms of the history of communications technologies, argues Gorman (dean of library services, California State U. at Fresno). Just as the television was overly hyped as the solution to educational needs, information technology, while contributing some usefulness, will

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The treatment of current communications technologies as tools of librarians must be understood in terms of the history of communications technologies, argues Gorman (dean of library services, California State U. at Fresno). Just as the television was overly hyped as the solution to educational needs, information technology, while contributing some usefulness, will necessarily fail to deliver on the promise of the completely "virtual" library. Gorman urges librarians to recognize this pattern of communications technologies in order to integrate the use of new technologies towards meeting library goals. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838908464
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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