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This Book Is Overdue

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In the era of data explosion, with Google being the ultimate guide to accessing any information, one might argue that the concept of the generally obscure librarian is being rendered obsolete. But Marilyn Johnson says quite the opposite. She portrays the new age librarian as the saviour of a generation buried under an avalanche of technological excesses and the resultant confusion. Johnson cites examples of modern librarians who use modern digital media, while performing their traditional role as educators and guides.

(This story was published in Businessworld Issue Dated 22-02-2010)