THE INTERNET AS CHAINED LIBRARY
Starting in the 16th and 17th centuries, when books were in their nascency, many institutions chained them together due to their value. Seeing a book in chains in the 21st century feels strangely wrong, yet hundreds of years ago it was a viable security system. The Internet at Chained Library will be a presentation and discussion about the future of the book and how access and information travels on the internet and the many inherent limitations. Special attention will also be paid to that which remains hidden in libraries and archives.
Image: chained library at Hereford Cathedral