In the past the librarian’s job was to catalog and collect printed material so that readers, researchers and students could journey inside to find a particular book or magazine or paper. Over the last decade that has changed considerably. The kinds of information and the pathways to access it are dramatically different. Information is no longer stored simply in print. “Will libraries exist at the turn of the next century?” wonders University Librarian Paul Gherman. “I don’t know. Libraries as we know them certainly won’t exist. It’s a very scary world for libraries with huge dynamics and big-money players that have never been involved before.” illustration

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