BOOKS AND LIBRARIES IN THE SCIENTIFIC AGE
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
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The author proves to his own satisfaction that this is indeed a scientific age, not for its cultural impact but its nuisance value. He then contrasts the popular image of scientists with drab reality, enlivened only by the scientists love-hate relationship with his literature, whether it be read, written or kept in piles, even the latter function being undelegatable. A cursory summary of scientists of the literature in general and libraries in particular is followed by pronouncing anathema on those who would substitute a toilet roll of printout for books as we know them and an unabashed paean of praise for books, libraries and librarians.
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