The Almost Forgotten Library: Revisiting Toxic Sources

Merican, Ahmad Murad Mohd Noor and Mohamad, Radia Banu Jan and Jan, Noor Azlinda Wan and Fesal, Fujica Azura (2017) The Almost Forgotten Library: Revisiting Toxic Sources. In: International Conference on Libraries (ICOL) 2017, 2-3 August 2017, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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The modern library is an almost forgotten species. With the Internet, new technologies and social media, the library has changed to being an information resource repository of the world. The World Wide Web has thus become the library. But what does that mean? How does that factor in universal versus local knowledge? How does that facilitate us in terms of domination and empowerment? This paper looks at the need for revisiting the library and a sense of reconciliation with the past by non-Western societies. If the whole world is the library, which world are we or should we be most concerned with.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: KEYWORDS: Digitization, Humanities, Research Libraries, Microforms
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Perpustakaan Universiti Sains Malaysia (Library) > International Conference on Libraries (ICOL)
Koleksi Penganjuran Persidangan (Conference Collection) > International Conference on Libraries (ICOL)
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 09:18

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