The Future

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.
http://www.iht.com/articles/7694.htm 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.
http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20010117/2994090s.htm (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.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55132-2001Jan12.html 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.
http://www0.mercurycenter.com/svtech/columns/gillmor/docs/dg070200.htm 7/1/00

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?
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0%2C1284%2C41166%2C00.html Wired 1/19/01