by Robert Darnton
Originally published in The Chronicle of Higher Education (April), Darnton, a librarian at Harvard University, dissects what he considers to be misconceptions about the Information Age. The following is my contraction of his article:
The book is dead: no it isn’t.
We have entered the information age: no, it’s always been with us
All information is now available online: by no means
Libraries are obsolete: no, busier than ever but their roles may be changing
The future is digital: but not at the expense of printed resources
Wonder if Seth Godin read this…?