Is Google (Babel) the Library of the Future? A Librarian's Paradox in the Information Age

By Vicente Revilla.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This paper discusses the manner in which research is approached concerning
print and digital environments. It uses Borges’“Library of Babel” and Google
as a way of understanding today’s print and and non-print libraries.

Keywords: Google, Babel, Libraries of the Future

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.117-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 792.574KB).

Vicente Revilla

Bibliographic Instruction Librarian, Library (CUNY), BMCC-CUNY, New York City, New York, USA

Born and raised in Peru, Vicente Revilla is a librarian at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. His writings have been published in different publications and he is currently editor of a print publication titled Moment: Une Revue de Photo. Vicente Revilla is also a chess coach. His team (BMCC-CUNY) won the United States National Intercollegiate Chess Tournament in 1994, 1995, and 1997. Vicente Revilla has been granted awards in librarianship and photography by different organizations including, the CUNY/Research Foundation, The New York Council for the Humanities and The Fulbright organization. Vicente Revilla lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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