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Author Palfrey, John G. (John Gorham), 1972-
Title BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google / John Palfrey
Published New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
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 Rodman Main Adult  020.285 P159    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-270) and index
Contents 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 libraries : 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
Summary "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 available online. And libraries, which play a crucial role in making these skills and information available, are at risk. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible-by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online. Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement. But as Palfrey boldly argues, these modifications are vital if we hope to save libraries and, through them, the American democratic ideal. "--Provided by publisher
Subject Libraries and the Internet
Libraries -- Social aspects -- United States
Library information networks
Libraries and electronic publishing
Library users -- Effect of technological innovations on
Librarians -- Effect of technological innovations on
Digital preservation
Libraries -- Forecasting
Add Title Biblio Tech
ISBN 9780465042999
0465042996

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