Sunday, October 15, 2006

If libraries are still around in 2025

TB (of Feral Library Tales) posted some thoughts on libraries in 2025. The post title suggests that it's not clear if (public) libraries will be around in 20 years. I feel libraries will still be around, just that its form and function might be very different from today. I mean, Horse Carriages may be obsolete but we still see horses used for other things, and "carriages" have become motorised.

Of course if the question is, "How many of us will still continue to be employed by the library?"

That is anyone's guess. I suppose the only way to go is to keep our eyes peeled to the future, while serving the present and reflect (but not obsess) on the past.

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