Parlour games: the real nature of the internet

Derek Law
1997 Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community  
The future of the information society lies not in the "howling wastes of the Internet" but in the costeffediz library, that concentration of resources and skills. As network charges at site level are introduced and originators of information realise its value as a commodity, Metropolitan Area Network; offer the librarian the opportunity to develop t k role of intermediary in an economical hybrid library, a role which will require a redefinition of services, greater emphasis on use support with
more » ... n use support with proficiency in information skilling and training. In order to take the opportunity librarians should cease being passiw spectators of the changing information scene and become the SAS of the information world. Derek Law is Director of
doi:10.1629/10195 fatcat:maieilj3gnacloyq4a6dvn3wpu