The Future Readings: Utopia/Distopia of Libraries

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: 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