Beyond the Library of the Future: More Alternative Futures by Bruce A. Shuman

By Bruce A. Shuman

With insightful reviews from a number of sources-and a beneficiant dose of humor-Shuman builds fictional situations which are bound to get librarians considering, What if…? 8 new eventualities discover such advancements as digital truth, robots, time commute, computing device viruses, defense, and more-all in the context of the general public library (or cybrary, because the writer calls it). Written in a conversational tone, the e-book is meant to stimulate discourse and exploration of matters. present tendencies are conscientiously woven into every one situation as Shuman investigates matters surrounding the library's position sooner or later. a listing of quotations in regards to the destiny and an in depth bibliography for extra interpreting finish the paintings. This e-book is a sequel to (not a revision of) Shuman's prior paintings The Library of the longer term. Like its predecessor, it truly is unique and thought-provoking-a nice learn for librarians, library directors, and scholars in library school.

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