By Mark Y. Herring

The electronic age has remodeled info entry in ways in which few ever dreamed. however the afterclap of our electronic wonders has left libraries reeling as they're not the executive contender in details delivery.
the writer provides either sides—the internet aficionados, a few of them unhinged, and the normal librarians, a few blinkered—a reasonable listening to yet misconceptions abound. web be-all and end-all fans aren't any extra necessary than librarians who urge fellow pros to be all issues to every body. the yank Library organization, wildly democratic at its most sensible and worst, looks schizophrenic at the factor, unhelpfully. “My attempt here,” says the writer, “is to discuss the elephant within the room.”
Are libraries out of date? No! concludes the writer (also). The booklet explores how libraries and librarians needs to and positively can remain appropriate, vivid and enduring.

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