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W/Bro Paul H Riley
Dale Abbey Lodge No.5603 Province of Derbyshire England
In 1965 you could visit 10 Masonic libraries across the world in about 50 days
In 2003 you can find the same information in about 50 minutes
...providing the internet connection is working…
and assuming someone put the information there in the first place
From any page on the internet, you can get to any other page in less than 17 clicks
Any person in the world can find any other person in six hops
Key sites link to others, it is encouraged
Discussion groups enforce netiquette
Bad behaviour is punished
Just a click away
Most librarians recognise good database design practice; they have been doing it for 100’s of years
Derbyshire Masonic library
A step too far?OrInevitable for survival?