Fool's Gold: Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library
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Fool's Gold: Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library

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This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library's staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM's were all once predicted as the contemporary library's heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitf...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by McFarland & Company
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Angel
Another library science book I was not impressed with. Although the author has a couple of good points, overall his biases are pretty clear. They became clear in the introductory segment when he questions the sanity of some of his readers (maybe he needs to remember the First Amendment gives freedoms of expression and reading and that maybe the government should stay out of certain things). Overall, a lack of common sense. Pretty much another book about why libraries will not disappear. I have s...more
Matt
Worst book I have ever read in my life. Terrible arguments, terrible writing. Just an old man who hates the Internet.
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