Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | February 18, 2013
5 Bright Ideas for the Libraries of the Future
- Public libraries are facing a tough challenge right now. People read fewer physical books — long the staple of libraries — but they still rely on the library for information. Paul Vogel, president of digital solutions for the United States Postal Service, recently said that the USPS is in the message business, not the mail business. Following that train of thought, libraries are in the information business, not the book business. Citizens have always gone to libraries for information, and, historically, information has come from books. But that process is changing, and to keep up, libraries will need to supply information in different formats and on different platforms to make it accessible to their users.