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Published on Apr 26, 2010
In 1990, two great institutions of knowledge, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France were in the midst of reinvention for the information age. This is part 1 of a 1990s period piece presented by Benjamin Woolley for BBC's The Late Show in which he talks to intellectuals such as Roy Strong and Umberto Eco about the role of libraries as bastions of civilization, and how they will fare in a digital future.