Clifford A. Lynch

Electronic information is taking on strange new shapes; it is a mix of content, communications, and services. It is not clear to libraries what part of the new kind of information is properly part of their responsibility. Networked information comes under a legal and marketplace framework that does not facilitate a role for libraries in providing access to it. It is expensive to produce, and since libraries will not be the primary funders for the creation of much of this information, they are likely to play a small role in offering access to it.

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