By Bruce A. Shuman
With insightful reviews from a number of sources-and a beneficiant dose of humor-Shuman builds fictional situations which are absolute to get librarians pondering, What if…? 8 new situations discover such advancements as digital truth, robots, time shuttle, desktop viruses, safeguard, and more-all in the context of the general public library (or cybrary, because the writer calls it). Written in a conversational tone, the booklet is meant to stimulate discourse and exploration of concerns. present traits are conscientiously woven into each one state of affairs as Shuman investigates concerns surrounding the library's function sooner or later. an inventory of quotations concerning the destiny and an intensive bibliography for extra analyzing finish the paintings. This ebook is a sequel to (not a revision of) Shuman's past paintings The Library of the long run. Like its predecessor, it's interesting and thought-provoking-a nice learn for librarians, library directors, and scholars in library school.
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Beyond the Library of the Future: More Alternative Futures for the Public Library by Bruce A. Shuman