Libraries and Knowledge in an Age of Information Overload

Date: 12/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,knowledge worker,Nathan Zeldes
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 11/23/2017
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Last month I gave an invited keynote lecture at the XV International Conference on University Libraries at UNAM, the national university of Mexico. The conference theme was how libraries can face the challenges of the coming years, when infinite knowledge is available to anyone at the swipe of a smartphone screen, and continue to provide value to their users and to society; my keynote was to address the phenomenon of information overload and its repercussions for both libraries and users.

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