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Civic Space/Cyberspace : The American Public Library in the Information Age - Redmond Kathleen Molz

Civic Space/Cyberspace

The American Public Library in the Information Age

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780262632225
Number Of Pages: 275
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In "Civic Space/Cyberspace," Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities, and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country; extensive reading of reports, surveys, and other documents; and their long-standing interest in the library's place in the social and civic structure. The book combines a scholarly, humanistic, and historical approach to public libraries with a clear-eyed look at their problems and prospects, including their role in the emerging national information infrastructure.

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"Civic Space/Cyberspace provides a seminal work that places libraries in the emergent cyberculture of our time....Professors Molz and Dain have written an important, lively, entertaining, provocative book. It deserves to be read widely across the information professions and used in the education of future information scientists and professionals." - Richard J. Cox, Journal of the American Society for Information Science; "Concise, coherent, and readable....Molz and Dain have succeeded in providing an excellent primer on the social, political, and economic forces shaping the public library." - Alan R. Earls, Connection"

ISBN: 9780262632225
ISBN-10: 0262632225
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45