Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index.
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Credo -- The life of print -- The madness of technolust -- Electronic publishing and distribution -- Coping with electronic information -- Deconstructing dreams of the all-electronic future -- Enemies of the library -- The diversity of libraries -- Economics of collection and access -- Survival guide to the serials crisis -- Future libraries: beyond the walls -- Successful libraries make their own luck.
Argues against the futuristic idea of virtual libraries because it is devastating to the societal mission of libraries, proposing instead a balanced, human-oriented approach to technology that complements print, community library buildings, and user-friendly librarians.
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