Online from: 1983
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||The end of libraries|
|Author(s):||James Thompson, (The author is the University Librarian at the University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 2AE, England.)|
|Citation:||James Thompson, (1983) "The end of libraries", Electronic Library, The, Vol. 1 Iss: 4, pp.245 - 255|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/eb044603 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||MCB UP Ltd|
|Abstract:||In terms of size, arrangement and catalogues, the conventional library has reached an organisational and financial impasse. Coincidentally there has emerged a pre-emptive new technology for the storage, handling and transmission of information, potentially better suited to the convenience of users. Libraries may disappear like the dinosaurs; or they may, by returning to first principles, be able to adapt and successfully survive.|
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