Into the Future

Into the Future

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This work is a general and synthetic study of the post-industrial era and its implications for library and information services in the United States. Since Daniel Bell promulgated his post-industrial metaphor in the early 1970s, it has become one of the most dominant metaphors in contemporary America. His ideas on the nature of the era, especially his articulation of what he refers to as the information society have influenced the ways in which government officials, corporate leaders, and citizens think about the future of political, social and economic life in America. This text examines how this influence has also been felt in the library and information field.The Foundations of Library and Information Services in the Post-industrial Era Michael H. Harris, Stan A. Hannah, Pamela C. Harris. duction and dissemination of information in the United States. The effects on the public library system are still unclear, but the long-term implications are ominous. What we appear to be witnessing is the emergence of what we want to call the First Post-Industrial Democrats; that is, Democrats who have generally repudiated the notion of information as aanbsp;...

Title:Into the Future
Author: Michael H. Harris, Stan A. Hannah, Pamela C. Harris
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1998-01-01

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