Libraries turn page to thrive in digital age
The Globe and Mail newspaper of Canada looks at the future of libraries:
Long the subject of warnings that the Internet would spell their demise, public libraries are booming through new branches, more resources and more computers.
And in addition to their regular schedule of children’s programs and author readings, many have reinvented themselves as multipurpose gathering places that happen to house millions of books. Some officials actively court new patrons with everything from coffee shops and comfortable chairs to rock concerts and teen nights.
Also check the Futures of Learning series entitled “Museums and libraries in a digital age“.