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Author
Crawford, Walt.

Title
Future libraries : dreams, madness, & reality / Walt Crawford & Michael Gorman.
Imprint
Chicago : American Library Association, 1995.
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Descript1 online resource (vii, 198 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index.
NotePrint version record.
ContentsCredo -- 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.
SummaryArgues 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.
NoteEnglish.
Local NoteeBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - Worldwide
SubjectLibraries -- United States -- Automation.
Libraries and electronic publishing -- United States.
Library Automation -- trends
Library Services -- trends
Libraries -- trends
Forecasting.
United States
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Libraries and electronic publishing. (OCoLC)fst00997518
Libraries -- Automation. (OCoLC)fst00997347
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Bibliotheekautomatisering.
Sociale aspecten.
Information Studies
GenreElectronic books.
Prognoses (vorm) (NL-LeOCL)088144453
Alt AuthorGorman, Michael, 1941-
ISBN0585321140 (electronic bk.)
9780585321141 (electronic bk.)
0838906478 (alk. paper)
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