Writer Dr Christine Dann explains why real books are better for learning, accessibility, durability, and the environment - and are just better for a damn good read, in a way that a book that has to be manipulated on a screen will never be. The false promise and real threat of digitising books Would you … Continue reading The false promise and real threat of digitising books
International Interloans at 14 New Zealand public libraries By Michael Pringle 30 November 2020 The National Library on their website states that, due to the loss of international books from the National Library, “independent researchers can request books through their local public library". We put this to the test, whether in fact it is possible … Continue reading International interloans: what is the reality?
Review by Christine Dann You know that a library book has changed your life when you have to buy your own copy. I own the first edition of The Cult of Information (1986), subtitled The Folklore of Computers and the True Art of Thinking, and the second edition (1994), subtitled A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High … Continue reading The Cult of Information, by Theodore Roszak