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ERIC Number: ED413910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 29
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The Harrisburg Library and the Future of Public Libraries.
Daly, Michael J.
Controversy is the current state of opinion among librarians and others about the future of libraries. The proponents of the electronic library say that now that information is readily available from sources other than the library, the role of the library must be rethought. Some of the advocates of the electronic library see the elimination of the library as place. The traditional institutional approach is a variant of the electronic library position. The traditionalists realize that libraries are about more than providing information, but the path that they take will place, in the same camp as the electronic library. They also seek to reinvent the library with marketing approaches where patrons become customers. The grassroots/humanist camp argues that libraries need not strip themselves of what is valuable in the library tradition. They argue that the library can fulfill the needs of the individual and the community. They believe that libraries embody many attributes, one of which is to provide a focal point for the community. These questions are explored through the medium of a small community library in Harrisburg, Ohio. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio