But we do need libraries. In a world of superabundant information, they curate and collect and discriminate and care for the good stuff—the stuff really smart people have worked to create and preserve, the stuff you can rely on when you want to understand the world deeply and accurately, the stuff too complicated to come into existence by crowdsourcing, too unpopular to be foisted on us by corporations or politicians.Read the full article "What Will Libraries be Like in 2100" on Slate.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Future of Libraries on Slate
Slate has an interesting article on the future of libraries. Author Jim O'Donnell lays out a fair assessment of our challenges, but I think he really hits the continuing need for libraries with this quote: