The Resource BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey

BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey

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BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google
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BiblioTech
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why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google
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John Palfrey
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. "--
  • "We live in a world of complex and seemingly infinite information. The ways in which people of all ages use and obtain that information has changed drastically in recent years: e-book readership has increased, Wikipedia has largely supplanted encyclopedias and reference books, and many people now consume news and media through their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. With digital culture ascendant, it seems counterintuitive to argue that libraries, of all things, are more important than ever. But that is exactly what library expert John Palfrey does in BiblioTech, a stirring call to arms that explains how libraries can become bulwarks against the creeping problems of our times: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. Yet the fate of the local library is by no means secure; these institutions are struggling to adapt to our rapidly modernizing world, and often rely on dwindling funding from state and local governments to do so. In order to survive, libraries will need to dramatically shift their focus from maintaining and building up their collections to serving their communities. Print and analog formats will never disappear, Palfrey assures us, but libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible--by digitizing print material, ensuring that born-digital material (from data sets to blog posts to sound recordings) is accessible to researchers, and making all of this digital information publicly available online. Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement and the process of digitizing collections and training librarians will be complicated and costly. But as Palfrey boldly argues, these modifications are vital if we hope to save libraries and, through them, the American democratic ideal"--
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10416335
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1972-
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Palfrey, John
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020.285/4678
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Libraries and the Internet
  • Libraries
  • Library information networks
  • Libraries and electronic publishing
  • Library users
  • Librarians
  • Digital preservation
  • Libraries
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why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google
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BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-270) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction -- Crisis : a perfect storm -- Customers : how we use libraries -- Spaces : the connection between the virtual and the physical -- Platforms : what cloud computing means for libraries -- Hacking : how to build the future -- Networks : the human network of librarians -- Preservation : collaboration, not competition, to preserve culture -- Education : libraries and connected learners -- Law : why copyright and privacy matter so much -- Conclusion : what's at stake
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unknown
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1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
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online
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9780465040605
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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74276F89-E1B2-4060-8BDA-507EF98B811A
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  • (OCoLC)908081232
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Label
BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google, John Palfrey
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Crisis : a perfect storm -- Customers : how we use libraries -- Spaces : the connection between the virtual and the physical -- Platforms : what cloud computing means for libraries -- Hacking : how to build the future -- Networks : the human network of librarians -- Preservation : collaboration, not competition, to preserve culture -- Education : libraries and connected learners -- Law : why copyright and privacy matter so much -- Conclusion : what's at stake
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465040605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
74276F89-E1B2-4060-8BDA-507EF98B811A
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  • (OCoLC)908081232
  • ocn908081232

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