Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-195) and index.
Introduction : if on a winter's night a reader -- Anthropology and the imperial archive -- From knowledge machines to information scapes : tracing the library's places and non-places -- Ghosts in the information machine -- "Getting the champagne out of the bottle and into the six-pack : laying the foundations for the virtual library and the LC -- Corporeal work at the virtual library : research and scholarship for a new age -- Conclusion : the American pastoral revisited.
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