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Enriching digital resources

Far from becoming redundant libraries are playing an increasingly important role in institutions in an information age dominated by Google. This includes providing access to a wide variety of content through the digitisation of special collections which would otherwise remain hidden, not easily accessible to users and in danger of being lost – and not … Read more

Britain may have talent – but its libraries are in danger, says Tara Brabazon

Libraries are the cranium of our culture and librarians are the custodians of knowledge, writes Tara Brabazon, professor of media studies at Brighton University in this week’s Times Higher. But that knowledge is in danger as Google is increasingly used in the schools sector as a cheap replacement for library services, she claims. Professor Brabazon … Read more

‘Libraries of the Future’ can support resource allocation decisions, suggests D-Lib editor

Editor of D-Lib magazine Bonita Wilson welcomes ‘Libraries of the Future’ in the latest issue of the magazine, and welcomes in particular its aim to address the needs of future information users. She quotes the campaign’s ‘essential question’: ‘In an information world in which Google apparently offers us everything, what place is there for the traditional, and … Read more