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 pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

College

Ida Jane Dacus Library

ISBN

978-0-7864-3082-6

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

McFarland and Company

City

Jefferson

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Caught in the Web

2. Forget the Needle. Can You Just Tell Me Which Haystack?

3. Weare18.com

4. Footnotes? Who Needs Them!

5. Google Uber Alles

6. E-books to the Rescue!

7. The Paperless Revolution Is Complete!

8. A Mile Wide and a Mind-Numbing Inch Deep

9. The Endgame: Quo Vadis?

Chapter Notes

Index