Template:Neologism To quote Richard J. Sutcliffe, who coined the term:

"An (abstract) metalibrary is the entire collection of a society's data, information, and techniques, together with the means by which it is stored, accessed, and communicated" (

More information about this topic can be found in Sutcliffe's book The Fourth Civilization.


  • [1] The Fourth Civilization -- Technology, Society and Ethics


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