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The End of Wisdom? by David Baker, Wendy Evans

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Preface

Libraries have existed since ancient times. The word ‘library’ has been synonymous with culture and learning; it is a noble institution that has enabled the human race to advance knowledge and improve conditions the world over.
But what of the future? Much has been written about the end of libraries and the death of books. The Internet has become all pervasive in every nook and cranny of our lives. Who needs a library when you can get everything you want and need through the Web? When there are no more books to put on the shelves anyway?
The End of Wisdom? The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age offers stand-alone chapters and opinion pieces that also form part of a coherent whole creating a picture of current trends and likely futures ...

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