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10. Digital Collections, Virtual Museums, etc.


The richness and quality of digital resources (now quite disappointing) will expand dramatically, but they will often cost money. No free lunch, but better lunch! Quality will respond to investments, funding and market pressures/opportunities.

No Free Lunch on the Internet

Learning More

Do a search at Electric Library and read at least 2 articles that cast light on this trend or issue.

Possible search questions:

  • virtual museum
  • "digital collections" AND cost
  • "digital collections" AND free

Visit and read through several of the following:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the issues pages are those of the author, Jamie McKenzie. They are meant to stimulate thought and inquiry about issues and trends, but they do contain some speculation and projection about the future. The author cannot be held responsible if some predictions and trends do not materialize or continue, especially if readers attempt to reverse some of the more disturbing trends. Listing of articles to read should not be interpreted as endorsement of the contents, products or ideas by the author.

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