Q&A: Do libraries still matter?

Herald Sun – “When Deborah Jakubs, trained as a Latin American historian, decided to become a librarian in 1980, “we had card catalogs. There were no laptops or desktops. There were barely [personal] computers, really.” A year earlier, the University of Toronto Library had become one of the first academic libraries to convert its card catalog to an electronic format, and publish a detailed guide to help librarians instruct patrons in its use.”

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