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Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness and Reality Paperback – January 1, 1995
"Crawford and Gorman have sounded the call for a balance of effort and insight so desperately needed. The long legacy of librarianship must not be forfeited in the glaring light of the solar majesty of technology."
"This is an important, timely work that should excite debate and controversy among librarians and others who have been following some of the issues raised by Gorman and Crawford."
"Anyone designing a long-range plan for their library will want to read this first."
"This is an excellent book written by experts in their field and will remain a core text for years to come. It is highly quotable and very readable."
About the Author
Walt Crawford is an internationally recognized writer and speaker on libraries, technology, policy and media. Author of numerous books, articles, and columns, Crawford is also the creator, writer and publisher of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, an ejournal on the intersections of libraries, policy, technology and media published monthly since 2001. He maintains a blog on these and other issues, Walt at Random. He received the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science in 1995, the ALCTS/Blackwell Scholarship Award in 1997, and the Gale Group Online Excellence in Information Authorship Award in 1998. A senior analyst at RLG for four decades, he previously wrote Library Technology Reports vol. 41, no. 2, Policy and Library Technology.
Michael E. Gorman, PhD, is a professor at the University of Virginia, where he has taught such classes as "Scientific and Technological Thinking" and "Social Implications of Nanotechnology." From 2000-2003, he was Chair of the Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. He is also Associate Editor of the "Journal of Psychology of Science and Technology."
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Top Customer Reviews
inspiration to me. I am an LIS graduate student
and these two librarians are heroes.
They utterly DEMOLISH the feasiblity/desirability
of "All digital libraries" and make solid arguements
for real, existing libraries.
These guys simply just ROCK.
Read William F. Birdsall also, to get a Cannuck
perspective on the same issue.
I dislike Crawford's non-sequitors about
"socialism" but beyond that, every
progressive librarian should read them
LONG LIVE LIBRARIANSHIP!
Sure sure, Crawford, for example, works for the RLG; and Gorman, well, Gorman is Gorman, so his opinions and thoughts must be worth paying attention to.
Gorman and Crawford. Crawford and Gorman. Kind of like Laurel and Hardy. Only not as intelligent, amusing, or insightful.