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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 11/22/2014)