Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chronicle: 5 Myths About the 'Information Age'

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article, 5 Myths about the 'Information Age', that debunks historical myths about the future of information technology in society. I am glad that libraries still play an important role in furthering knowledge and fostering community. In fact, the digital divide still exists when it comes to who has access to certain kinds of information.

Here are the five myths that the article explains in greater detail:

  1. "The book is dead."
  2. "We have entered the information age."
  3. "All information is now available online."
  4. "Libraries are obsolete."
  5. "The future is digital.

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