Guest Opinion: Are books and libraries out of date?
Original post made on Apr 8, 2008
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on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm
When was the last time you went to a travel agent? They still exist but their market has completely changed. Likewise, how often do you visit a bookstore and what you actually buy there? Borders looks like it is going under and Kepler's had to be rescued.
The library needs to adapt, to change and fast if it wants to remain relevant.
on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:23 pm
I think our libraries want to update and move with the times. They are certainly hubs of community activity. What is the problem here is that there are many people who won't let them evolve.
And, for the record, my favorite place to read a book is in bed, snuggled under the covers - one place that I do not want technology.
on Apr 8, 2008 at 5:00 pm
Thank goodness: an enlightened view of libraries. What a relief after so often reading and hearing the intellectually lazy view that libraries are not worth public investment because they are obsolete in the age of Google and the online and and big box booksellers!