Future libraries : dreams, madness & reality / Walt Crawford & Michael Gorman.

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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Crawford, Walt.
Other Authors: Gorman, Michael, 1941-
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : American Library Association, 1995.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.