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state is the education of its youth"!
What will the library of tomorrow look like ? A peek at what
it may be one day was allowed visitors at the ' Library 21"
exhibition at the Seattle World's Fair last year. The chief
keynote was electronics and automation revolutionizing
methods of storing, retrieving and communicating knowledge to future library users. Visitors saw how specially
"programmed" computers (right) can already provide
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up-to-the-minute information on different countries, supply
printed excerpts from the writings of the world's great
novelists, thinkers and scientists, and offer specially "tailored" bibliographies on subjects ranging from the arts to
space science according to the individual's age, education
and degree of interest. The transparent spheres, below, tell
the story of communication with three-dimensional models
depicting cave painting, the development of writing,
papermaking, printing, the telescope, and other wonders
from among some of the newer media in the field of education.
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