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Paper: The Role of a Virtual Library in the Coming Decades
Volume: 433, Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI: 21st Century Astronomy Librarianship, From New Ideas to Action
Page: 3
Authors: Narlikar, J. V.
Abstract: This paper consists of the keynote address presented by Dr. Narlikar, distinguished and renowned scholar and founder-director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr. Narlikar critically examines the nature of library and information centers of the past and future through anecdote, example, and philosophical examination. He discusses the synergies between astronomical research and library science, speculates on the future of authenticity in a web-based environment and describes the futuristic “virtual library.”
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