Emerging Technologies and Libraries

  1. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image95
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 8 years ago

    How do you think new and emerging technologies, such as e-readers and e-publishing for example, effect libraries?

    Most libraries have a computer suite now.  How do you see the increasing dominance of technology changing the face of traditional libraries?

    Will books cease to be published in paper form within the next decade?

    Imaginitive ideas are invited.

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    china manposted 8 years ago

    I doubt books will cease to be published. Reading on screen is not wrapped up in bed on a cold evening or sitting by the lake in the summer, and I don't think those funny digital book things would replace them either, even if they get completely convenient. People love a good book and not just the story or whatever, it is owning the book itself.

    Otherwise everything else will probably be digital and that may be a good thing as more people should be able to access more stuff.