JLIS abstracts

HAYWOOD (Trevor J)


HAYWOOD (Trevor J). Electronic Aristocracy: Some Causes for Concern. 12,1;1987;156-65

A number of economic, political and technological factors are coming together to hinder access for non-profit purposeful users of public libraries. The holders of information in both electronic and traditional forms are becoming more centralized and more powerful. The relevance of current development in information technology is questioned, particularly so far as users in less developed countries are concerned. The author sees the public library as humanizing these forces on behalf of less privileged users.