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Bibliotech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey

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Bibliotech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google
Title
Bibliotech
Title remainder
why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google
Statement of responsibility
John Palfrey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in a world of complex and seemingly infinite information. The ways in which people of all ages use and obtain that information has changed drastically in recent years: e-book readership has increased, Wikipedia has largely supplanted encyclopedias and reference books, and many people now consume news and media through their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. With digital culture ascendant, it seems counterintuitive to argue that libraries, of all things, are more important than ever. But that is exactly what library expert John Palfrey does in BiblioTech, a stirring call to arms that explains how libraries can become bulwarks against the creeping problems of our times: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. Yet the fate of the local library is by no means secure; these institutions are struggling to adapt to our rapidly modernizing world, and often rely on dwindling funding from state and local governments to do so. In order to survive, libraries will need to dramatically shift their focus from maintaining and building up their collections to serving their communities. Print and analog formats will never disappear, Palfrey assures us, but libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible--by digitizing print material, ensuring that born-digital material (from data sets to blog posts to sound recordings) is accessible to researchers, and making all of this digital information publicly available online. Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement and the process of digitizing collections and training librarians will be complicated and costly. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
020.285/4678
Index
index present
LC call number
Z674.75.I58
LC item number
P38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Bibliotech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey
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Bibliotech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 : 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
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1688622
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Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780465042999
Lccn
2014041874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LSC2672973
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