BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google


Libraries this present day are extra very important than ever. greater than simply publication repositories, libraries can develop into bulwarks opposed to the most the most important demanding situations of our age: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and information.

In BiblioTech, educator and know-how professional John Palfrey argues that anybody trying to perform the twenty first century must know how to discover and use the significant shops of data on hand on-line. And libraries, which play a vital function in making those talents and knowledge to be had, are in danger. for you to live on our speedily modernizing global and dwindling govt investment, libraries needs to make the transition to a electronic destiny once possible—by digitizing print fabric and making sure that born-digital fabric is publicly to be had online.

Not all of those adjustments might be effortless for libraries to enforce. yet as Palfrey boldly argues, those transformations are important if we are hoping to avoid wasting libraries and, via them, the yankee democratic ideal.

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