Being Analog: Creating Tomorrow's Libraries

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American Library Association, 01.01.1999 - 245 Seiten
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Walt Crawford, coauthor of Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness, & Reality, offers an alternative model to a simplistic digital future in Being Analog: Creating Tomorrow's Libraries. The always outspoken Crawford challenges popular prognostications, asserting that the complex mix of technologies projects no clear path to the future and that people use technology in unexpected ways. In today's competitive funding environment, digital dreams of virtual libraries pose the real threat of misguided physical and budgetary planning. Crawford's cogent arguments will help you articulate your own viewpoint to administrators, staff, or users who claim that the virtual library will do it all for less. He explores the roles of libraries and the reasons people use libraries. He helps you make choices among the ever shifting, complex combinations of digital and analog resources.
  

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Because of my tremendous respect for Crawford, Access Services Officer of the Research Libraries Group, I read and reread Being Analog to see if the problem with it is me. Maybe it is, but I couldn't ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Future Is Not What It Used to Be
3
The AllDigital Future Does Not Compute
15
Different Strokes People and the Future
29
Coping with Nonsense Numeracy and Common Sense
42
Libraries and Librarians
57
Tomorrows Libraries Complex Places
59
Tomorrows Libraries Complex Services
74
Many Libraries Strength in Diversity
90
Digital Resources and Analog Users
151
Telling Your Stories Hearing Their Needs
168
Creating Tomorrows Libraries
183
The Circle of Sharing Why Cataloging Still Counts
185
Partnerships Libraries and the Community
197
Partnerships The Community of Libraries
204
Taking on New Roles
219
Revolution through Evolution
229

Real Librarianship in a Complex World
108
Resources and Users
121
Books and Beyond Thinking about Media
123
New Media New Niches
137

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Über den Autor (1999)

Walt Crawford is an internationally recognized writer and speaker on libraries, technology, policy and media. Author of numerous books, articles, and columns, Crawford is also the creator, writer and publisher of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, an ejournal on the intersections of libraries, policy, technology and media published monthly since 2001. He maintains a blog on these and other issues, Walt at Random.

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