Technology, staff, and community


This chapter re-examines the role of new technology and its fascination for the library world, due to the unique function of libraries, which are concerned with the storage, representation, retrieval, and delivery of physical objects in great numbers. Also examined are its nature, functions, and impact on library staff and local communities.

Key words


physical objects

Jonathan Franzen



local value


digital civilization


New technology never fails to exert a great fascination on libraries and library professionals. This fascination is determined by the nature of libraries, which deal with physical objects and are concerned with representations ...

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