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Counter culture

Law, Derek (2008) Counter culture. Legal Information Management, 8 (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 1472-6696

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Abstract

Considers the future of libraries in a Web 2.0 world. Looks at how libraries have responded to technological change historically; argues in favour of Prensky's digital native/digital immigrant divide and a fundamental change in user behaviour. Discusses the failures of libraries and librarians in responding to this and argues the need for an underpinning philosophy of e-libraries. Considers what future competencies will be required by the profession