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Authors:Shannon C. Mattern: Department of Media Studies and Film, The New School, US
Publication title:Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places
Conference:The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena, Sweden, 25–29 October, 2006
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:020
Article No.:028
Abstract:With increased popular and scholarly interest in the impact of digital media technologies on city planning and urban living, the significance of physical places, where people can access material media, is often overlooked. I argue that public libraries play important social roles in facilitating media access for technological have-nots, in remaining as one of the city’s few remaining freely accessible public spaces, and in maintaining environments uniquely suited to the access of physical media with distinctive material qualities.
Language:English
Year:2006
No. of pages:6
Pages:188–204
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/020/028/ecp072028.pdf
Available:2007-03-06
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Shannon C. Mattern (2006). Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places, The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena, Sweden, 25–29 October, 2006 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=020;article=028 (accessed 7/30/2014)