The Internet has disrupted many industries, including travel agents, brick and mortar bookstores, car dealers, and journalism (particulary newspapers and magazine newsstand sales). Public libraries have also felt the impact of the digital revolution. People only have so much time to read and digital content is taking a growing portion of that time, allowing people to access reading material without going to a library. In this podscast, “The Library of the Future,” host Paul Barclay, along with three librarians (including one American) and a writer, discuss how public libraries can survive and thrive in the new digital world. This discussion was a segment on the feature “Big Ideas” on the program RN, from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, broadcast on 3/10/14.
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1 thought on “The Library of the Future.”
The NYC Public Library itself is looking to be innovative and is considering redesigning it’s infrastructure to include more high-tech, collaborative spaces.