[Web4lib] NY Times review of “This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us Al
SClapp at cslib.org
Tue Mar 16 10:17:08 EDT 2010
Thanks for sending the link & the quote.
I've been wondering for quite a while now how we replicate that
"...in the manner of a woozy reader exploring the stacks".
I think that's a feeling that we all cherish and remember from our
early experiences with the physical library...
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>>> "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan2 at yahoo.com> 3/15/2010 6:51 PM >>>
The NY Times recently reviewed Marilyn Johnson's “This Book Is
Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All”:
It's largely a favorable review, but there is one interesting passage:
"Johnson cheerleads for these Brave New Librarians, championing the
efficiency of online searches and digitized archives. And yet, without
meaning to, her book comes off as a paean to a previous age, when
fact-finding meant trekking through the Dewey Decimal System. Johnson
writes best when she’s meandering and browsing, in the manner of a
woozy reader exploring the stacks. In her most absorbing passages, I
felt as if I were back in the children’s library, scrutinizing a
volume of the World Book Encyclopedia."
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