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The future of the library : from electric media to digital media
Title:
The future of the library : from electric media to digital media
ISBN:
9781433132643
Physical Description:
xvi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents:
The library, the physical extension of man's memory (mother of the muses) : a study of media -- Alphabet, mother of invention -- The library : a figure in many different grounds -- Laws of the media (LOM) and the library -- Impact of electricity and modern technology on the library -- LOMs for post-McLuhan digital media -- Impact of digital technology on the library -- Book glut, information overload and pattern recognition -- The compact library and human scale -- The public library : past, present and future trends -- The library and education -- Future of the book -- Library futures : summing up.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2016]
General Note (Repeatable):
"All the chapters of this book were co-authored by Marshall McLuhan and Robert K. Logan with the exception of 2015 Preface, Chapters 6 and 7 and Part 2 of Chapter 13, which were authored by Robert K. Logan in 2015. The original material co-authored by Marshall McLuhan and Robert K. Logan circa 1979 is presented unedited exactly as it was written then. However Robert K. Logan has inserted parenthetical remarks to this material to bring it up to date where necessary or to comment on the 1979 material from a 2015 perspective. These parenthetical remarks are encased in {curly brackets}."