The virtual library and its implications: Going beyond traditions

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The virtual library offers new and exciting challenges to librarians, scholars, and students. Librarians will play a key role in organizing and putting the virtual library together. They will also play the role of educator about the virtual library. While some librarians see the virtual library as a threat to their job security, it is unlikely that the need for them will disappear anytime soon. The virtual library offers the potential for humanity/s collective memory to be stored in digital format. However, books and journals continue to be published in print form and libraries continue to buy them. Many electronic journals don/t have the prestige that their print counterparts do.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalPublic and Access Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 20 1996


  • Collective memory
  • Electronic publications
  • Internet
  • Librarians as teachers
  • User instruction
  • Virtual library
  • World Encyclopedia


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