Part I: Libraries in Cyberspace


Claire Schoen: Managing editor, producer, sound recordist/editor
Telecommunications Radio Project: Executive Producer

Program Summary: From the perspective of classic American philanthropists, the public library was a temple of knowledge, a manifestation of the melting pot which could transform the diverse masses into informed American citizens. The gate of each beneficent but modest temple were guarded by a librarian, a member of a reform-minded, service profession. Today information and communications are rapidly growing sectors of the economy; and modern telecommunications technologies such as computers, modems and compact discs have radically changed information storage and delivery systems. What happens to librarians in the new information age where books are simply one of many media?