Future Libraries

By: R. Howard Bloch and Carla Hesse

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As the digital revolution sweeps us toward the twenty-first century, what issues, passions, and anxieties are evoked when we consider the place of the library in the future? Humanists and social scientists are only beginning to recognize that the current revolution in the dissemination of knowledge is comparable to the one that followed the advent of printing, when huge numbers of books first became available. On the eve of the opening of the Bibliothèque de France, which has become a lightning rod for the issues raised by the electronic revolution, this collection brings together distinguished lawyers, historians, librarians, computer scientists, linguists, and architects to assess the future of libraries, books, and the printed word. The contributors represent a wide range of institutions: the Bibliothèque de France, the Library of Congress, law schools, architectural firms, universities. We are still exploring the ramifications of revolutionary techniques for writing and reading; new modes of storing and distributing data; new possibilities for acquiring, reconfiguring, and integrating knowledge. Future Libraries does much to stimulate and inform the debate on a revolution that will affect our most diverse cultural forms and our deepest social structures. 159 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Technology; Science & Technology; Books About Books. ISBN: 0520088115. ISBN/EAN: 9780520088115. Inventory No: 227915. Paperback

Title: Future Libraries

Author Name: R. Howard Bloch and Carla Hesse

Categories: Books About Books, Technology,

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 0520088115

ISBN Number 13: 9780520088115

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine Condition

Seller ID: 227915

Keywords: BZDB43 Technology; Science & Technology; Books About Books. Future Libraries R Howard Bloch and Carla Hesse Paperback,