The author, a university librarian, points out that online libraries are still far from matching the quality, scope, and service levels of traditional libraries. His look at the current state of affairs in digitized information contrasts sharply to the hype about its potential. To wit:

  1. Less than 10 percent (estimated) of professional journals are online today.
  2. Search engines still miss significant percentages of appropriate material.
  3. There is a great deal of misinformation on the web,


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