By Bruce A. Shuman
With insightful reviews from various sources-and a beneficiant dose of humor-Shuman builds fictional eventualities which are bound to get librarians considering, What if…? 8 new eventualities discover such advancements as digital truth, robots, time trip, machine viruses, protection, 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 rigorously 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 in depth bibliography for additional analyzing finish the paintings. This e-book is a sequel to (not a revision of) Shuman's earlier paintings The Library of the longer term. Like its predecessor, it's exciting and thought-provoking-a nice learn for librarians, library directors, and scholars in library school.
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