Tuesday, 1st January 2008
Are libraries threatened with extinction, or are they morphing into a universal hub of information and knowledge, an indispensable factor in the success of their constituents? Peter Brophy weighs in on the discussion once again with the revised edition of his comprehensive assessment of "The Library in the Twenty-first Century" (London: Facet Publishing). Six years after the initial publication of this book, Brophy sees no reason to revise his original judgment that libraries continue to be under threat and have to be proactive, if not aggressive about defining and taking their place in their respective environments, whether it is universities, schools, corporations, or the general public.
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