ERIC Number: ED337198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Idea of a Library in 2001. White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
Galvin, Thomas J.
Bookmark, (Conference Briefs) v48 n3 Spr 1990
This paper offers a framework for thinking about the "library" in the year 2001 and predicts that, although the development of new technologies will impact libraries, it will not reduce them to the status of museum artifacts. Three questions are identified as critical areas for delegates to the 1990 New York State Governor's Conference to consider: (1) Who will benefit from the new information technology and who will be left behind? (2) What is the responsibility of local, state, and Federal governments to narrow the gap between the "information haves" and the "information have notes"? and (3) How can libraries help achieve information equity and information justice for all? It is concluded that the challenge facing the delegates is to ensure that every New Yorker has access to the vast knowledge resources that are now available. (MAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
Identifiers: White House Conference Library Info Services
Note: Article reprinted from "The Bookmark--Conference Briefs" for inclusion in materials for delegates to the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (2nd, Washington, DC, July 9-13, 1991). For additional conference-related materials, see IR 053 790-804.