Thursday, May 29, 2008

Darnton on libraries

Information is exploding so furiously around us and information technology is changing at such bewildering speed that we face a fundamental problem: How to orient ourselves in the new landscape? How to make sense of it all? I have no answer to that problem, but I can suggest an approach to it: look at the history of the ways information has been communicated.

Robert Darnton, director of the Harvard University Library, shares his thoughts on The Library in the New Age in the NYRB.

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