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By Bruce A. Shuman

With insightful reviews from various sources-and a beneficiant dose of humor-Shuman builds fictional situations which are bound to get librarians pondering, What if…? 8 new situations discover such advancements as digital truth, robots, time commute, computing device viruses, protection, and more-all in the context of the general public library (or cybrary, because the writer calls it). Written in a conversational tone, the booklet is meant to stimulate discourse and exploration of matters. present tendencies are rigorously woven into each one situation as Shuman investigates matters surrounding the library's position sooner or later. an inventory of quotations concerning the destiny and an intensive bibliography for extra examining finish the paintings. This ebook is a sequel to (not a revision of) Shuman's past paintings The Library of the longer term. Like its predecessor, it truly is exciting and thought-provoking-a nice learn for librarians, library directors, and scholars in library school.

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