Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday March 29, 2016

The Internet Has Made Libraries Obsolete

I think most people will agree that the internet has made libraries obsolete but, if you want to get technical, the internet has also made getting an education obsolete too! Who needs a degree when we can just good everything? wink

We can, and should, still love books, but we should not be sentimental about libraries, because they are a means to an end. Access to information is now widely available via smartphones: three quarters of us have one, it was one in five in 2010. Library and information services have to be designed with that reality in mind.