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The internet and the revival of the myth of the universal library
The creation of the universal library where the whole of human knowledge would be accumulated has long been a dream of librarians and scholars. The advent of computers, and of the InternetExpand
Truth and libraries
The postmodernist model of librarianship is a threat to libraries. Voices calling for a revolutionary change in librarianship are a sign of disturbing broader trends in modern societies. There is aExpand
Carol Kennicott's dilemma
Sinclair Lewis's novel Main Street can be used as the point of departure for an examination of the dilemmas existing in modern librarianship. Its heroine, a librarian, seeks answers to the questionExpand
Knowledge and its enemies
As libraries are the physical manifestations of knowledge, some reflection about the concept of knowledge would not be unjustified. In modern societies, knowledge plays such a central role that itExpand