John Palfrey


John Palfrey

Talk: BiblioTech

Educator and technology expert John Palfrey visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to talk about his book, "BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google". In the book, he claims that libraries today are more than just book repositories, and that they can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. He goes on to argue that, in order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible—by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online.

John Palfrey

John Palfrey is a leading American educator, scholar, and law professor. He is a notable authority on the legal aspects of emerging media.

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online.

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