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Thursday, November 18, 2004Joi Ito's conversation with the living web). Ismail Seragaldin director of Library Of Alexandria He tells Joi about a fellow educator and librarian who was dismayed that students were only citing things that they could find on the Internet and were no longer using physical libraries. Ismail said that he disagreed. He told me that he felt that students using the Internet were correct and that it was the libraries that needed to make more material available online.(He also said he was a fan of Wikipedia . This looks attractive. A related newsitem 30 Million newspapers to be put online Great news for the public domain: The National Endowment for the Arts and the Library of Congress are putting 30 million newspaper pages online, dating from 1836 to 1922.. All these make interesting reading - visionary in its thinking - come to think of it- these type of audacious thoughts have historically helped in the advancement of society.
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