The Trouble with Utopia

Law Library Journal, Vol. 93, pp. 203-208, 2001

6 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2012 Last revised: 4 Oct 2012

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Mary Whisner

University of Washington - School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2001

Abstract

This essay explores the claim that a perfect library wouldn’t need reference service because the perfect catalog would enable researchers to find what they need. I argue that differences in individuals’ experience, skills, and interest will still make reference important and efficient.

Keywords: law librarianship, libraries, reference, user behavior, information seeking

Suggested Citation

Whisner, Mary, The Trouble with Utopia (January 1, 2001). Law Library Journal, Vol. 93, pp. 203-208, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1991395

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