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The future of the library : from electric media to digital media

Author: Robert K Logan; Marshall McLuhan
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2016]
Series: Understanding media ecology, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally written in the late 1970s, this book was untouched for more than 35 years. McLuhan passed away before it went to press, but Logan always intended to finish it. Looking at the future of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Logan; Marshall McLuhan
ISBN: 9781433132643 1433132648
OCLC Number: 932003490
Notes: "All the chapters of this book were co-authored by Marshall McLuhan and Robert K. Logan with the exception of 2015 Preface, Chapters 6 and 7 and Part 2 of Chapter 13, which were authored by Robert K. Logan in 2015. The original material co-authored by Marshall McLuhan and Robert K. Logan circa 1979 is presented unedited exactly as it was written then. However Robert K. Logan has inserted parenthetical remarks to this material to bring it up to date where necessary or to comment on the 1979 material from a 2015 perspective. These parenthetical remarks are encased in {curly brackets}."
Description: xvi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The library, the physical extension of man's memory (mother of the muses) : a study of media --
Alphabet, mother of invention --
The library : a figure in many different grounds --
Laws of the media (LOM) and the library --
Impact of electricity and modern technology on the library --
LOMs for post-McLuhan digital media --
Impact of digital technology on the library --
Book glut, information overload and pattern recognition --
The compact library and human scale --
The public library : past, present and future trends --
The library and education --
Future of the book --
Library futures : summing up.
Series Title: Understanding media ecology, v. 3.
Responsibility: Robert K. Logan with Marshall McLuhan.
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"People everywhere will benefit from reading this updated classic by McLuhan and Logan."(Gail Spangenberg, International Revue of Education 63/4 2017)

 
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