It's Time to Rethink Our Public Libraries
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.
International Herald Tribune 1/17/01
Stacks of reasons to be thankful for librarians
Paints a vision of the [ultimately more reliable] library as roadkill -- run over by popular internet search engines.
(this is a dead link!) USA Today 1/17/01
The Old-Fashioned Search Engine: In a Digital Age, Do Libraries Still Count?
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.
Washington Post January 13, 2001; Page C01
Preserving our history for future
Discusses the ``10,000-year Library'' symposium at Stanford University concerned with preservation in the digital environment.
Library of Congress Goes Digital
LOC has digitized over 5 million historical items. Now what? Should libraries be geared toward scholars or the general public?