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ERIC Number: EJ939086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
Books Matter: The Place of Traditional Books in Tomorrow's Library
Megarrity, Lyndon
Australian Library Journal, v59 n1-2 p6-11 Feb-May 2010
People who love books can find entering an Australian library in the so-called "cyber-age" to be an unsettling experience. The first thing you notice is the reduced emphasis on book shelves in favour of empty but architecturally pleasing "public spaces", comfortable cushions, computer terminals, sometimes even new cafes and display areas. Indeed, the current boast of many libraries is that they are "more than just books", as if there is something embarrassingly old-fashioned and irrelevant about supplying a book-lending service (Browne, 2009).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia