For Whom Does the Google Bell Toll? Not libraries

I ran across an interesting article by way of a tangentially related Google search today.  The June 12, 2008 issue of The New York Review of Books includes the following item, “The Library in the New Age,” a lengthy discussion of changes in information technology (from the dawn of the written word through Internet search engines), which culminates in an eight-point discussion of how Google Book Search will make physical libraries “more important than ever.”  Written by Robert Darnton, it’s an interesting addition to the scholarship of the digital age.

One thought on “For Whom Does the Google Bell Toll? Not libraries

  1. This is an interesting read. (I think those short on time can skip ahead to part 2 for the meat of the article.) FYI – The author is the (non-librarian) director of Harvard’s University Library.

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