Photo credit: Flickr user Eric Kornblum.The increasing prevalence and proliferation of digital content has pushed libraries to redefine themselves Knight Foundation brought together library directors from across the country to discuss this issue and hear from one panel of librarians tackling the digital question from different angles.
1. (Larra Clark)the shift in libraries as broadening from merely distributing books to focusing on "learning, reading, and literacy" in every form and format.
2. (Pat Losinkski) transition from outputs to community-based outcomes." Right now, he said, about 70 to 80 percent of libraries' operating budgets are still going to the distribution of physical items, and that has to change.
3. (Tobt Graham)The university's library is shifting from being a regional collaborator and collection builder to now participating in the nationwide effort to build the Digital Public Library of America enhance and create community around local cultural history efforts.
4. (Emily Gore) enhance and create community around local cultural history efforts.