The Future Readings: February 5, 2001

Title: It's Time to Rethink Our Public Libraries
Author: T.K. Chang
Date: January 17, 2001
Source: International Herald Tribune
Abstract: Laments the demise of the dot-coms as vehicles for "free" information. Argues that libraries should divvy up subjects and be responsible for detailed websites on assigned topics
Link: http://www.iht.com/articles/7694.htm

Title: Stacks of reasons to be thankful for librarians
Author: Not Available
Date: January 17, 2001
Source: USA Today
Abstract: Paints a vision of the [ultimately more reliable] library as roadkill -- run over by popular internet search engines.
Link: http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20010117/2994090s.htm (Dead Link)

Title: The Old-Fashioned Search Engine: In a Digital Age, Do Libraries Still Count?
Author: Not Available
Date: January 13, 2001
Source: Washington Post, Page C01
Abstract: PR for the library institution: Libraries as resources for those who can't afford internet access; Libraries offering online training and foreign language classes, and after-school guidance. Librarians as human search engines.
Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55132-2001Jan12.html

Title: Preserving our history for future
Author: Dan Gilmore
Date: July 1, 2000
Source: Mercury News/sv.com
Abstract: Discusses the ``10,000-year Library'' symposium at Stanford University concerned with preservation in the digital environment.
Link: http://www0.mercurycenter.com/svtech/columns/gillmor/docs/dg070200.htm

Title: Library of Congress Goes Digital
Author: Kendra Mayfield
Date: January 19, 2001
Source: www.wired.com
Abstract: LOC has digitized over 5 million historical items. Now what? Should libraries be geared toward scholars or the general public?
Link: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0%2C1284%2C41166%2C00.html