SETI Sagan: FW: World libraries grapple with CD-ROM


Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 13:59:57 -0400


>X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2448.0) >Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 11:58:41 CST6CDT,4,1,0,7200,10,-1,0,10800,3600 >X-OldDate: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 12:58:24 -0400 >Sender: carlsagan-owner <carlsagan-owner@craigerware.avalon.net> >Reply-To: "Carl Sagan List" <carlsagan@craigerware.avalon.net> >From: "Cecchini, Ron" <Ron.Cecchini@GSC.GTE.Com> >To: "'Sagan'" <carlsagan@craigerware.avalon.net> >Subject: Sagan: FW: World libraries grapple with CD-ROM > > >Every time i hear a reference to the "Encyclopedia Galactica", >i've always been impressed by the enormity of such a task. > >Heck, the Encyclopedia Brittanica was always mind-boggling to me... > >But with the explosion of information & knowledge we've accumulated >over the last few decades, it's always nagged at me as to how we >could possibly record it all for future generations (assuming >there are any...) or other ET civilizations. > >Anyway - > >*** World libraries grapple with CD-ROM > >NEW YORK (AP) - The domed conference room was filled with the world's >foremost librarians, their voices hushed with the urgency of the >difficulties they face. It's a global problem - touching on saving >the record of civilization itself - and no clear answers are in >sight. Often more comfortable quoting 17th century authors than >surfing the Internet, representatives from more than 35 libraries >gathered to discuss how their institutions can keep up with an >increasingly digital world. Wim van Drimmelen, head of the >Koninklijke Bibliotheek in the Netherlands, said, "The students of >today hardly know there are books. If they have to write an essay, >they start surfing the Net." See >http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2559849064-65e > > >-=============================================================- >-= Send all help/info requests to: =- >-= carlsagan-owner@craigerware.avalon.net =- >-=-----------------------------------------------------------=- >-= TO UNSUBSCRIBE: =- >-= Message To: carlsagan-request@craigerware.avalon.net =- >-= Subject: <blank> =- >-=Message Body: unsubscribe =- >-=-----------------------------------------------------------=- >-= Carl Sagan Mailing List Home Page =- >-= http://frontpage.lightspeed.net/rcbloom =- >-=-----------------------------------------------------------=- >-= This list provided courtesy of CraigerWare Enterprises =- >-= http://www.craigerware.avalon.net/ =- >-= Custom software, internet hosting, and the kitchen sink! =- >-=============================================================- > > >



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