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

May 5, 2015|
BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google by John Palfrey
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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.
John Palfrey is president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a former faculty director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He previously served as head of school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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Title:BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of GoogleFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.88 inPublished:5 mai 2015Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465042996

ISBN - 13:9780465042999

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