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From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World
Will the emerging global information infrastructure (GII) create a revolution in communication equivalent to that wrought by Gutenberg, or will the result be simply the evolutionary adaptation of existing behaviour and institutions to new media? Will the GII improve access to information for all? Will it replace libraries and publishers? How can computers and information s...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published January 24th 2003 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published March 20th 2000)
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This insightful and concise text presents and addresses many of the key issues involved in the development of digital libraries. Borgman’s predictions as well as her own ideas as to the direction of that development have proven to be astonishingly accurate; for many of the initiatives introduced in the book’s contents are have recently become operational. This book was written in a highly accessible format. It could easily be comprehendible to researchers, specialists, academics, or private info...more