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By John Palfrey

Libraries this present day are extra vital than ever. greater than simply booklet repositories, libraries can develop into bulwarks opposed to one of the most the most important demanding situations of our age: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and information.

In BiblioTech, educator and know-how professional John Palfrey argues that any one trying to perform the twenty first century must know how to discover and use the large shops of knowledge to be had on-line. And libraries, which play an important function in making those abilities and knowledge to be had, are in danger. in an effort to continue to exist our quickly modernizing global and dwindling executive investment, libraries needs to make the transition to a electronic destiny once possible—by digitizing print fabric and making sure that born-digital fabric is publicly to be had online.

Not all of those alterations might be effortless for libraries to enforce. yet as Palfrey boldly argues, those transformations are very important if we are hoping to avoid wasting libraries and, via them, the yankee democratic ideal.

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