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Internet: which future for organized knowledge, Frankenstein or Pygmalion

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-274
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Volume43
Issue2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Abstract

The Internet is like a new country, with a growing population of millions of well educated citizens. If it wants to keep track of its own cultural achievements in real time, it will have to provide itself with an infostructure like a virtual National Library system. This paper proposes that institutions all over the world should take full advantage of the new technologies available, and promote and coordinate such a global service. This is essential in order to make possible a really efficient management of human knowledge on a global scale.

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Original article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10715819 Copyright Elsevier Ltd. DOI : 10.1006/ijhc.1995.1044

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