People love to talk about the future of libraries.
Here are two pretty different viewpoints:
1. MG Siegler and TechCrunch:
A couple days ago, TechCrunch publishedThe End of the Library, written by MG Siegler. In it, Mr. Siegler says this:“it’s hard not to imagine a future where the majority of libraries cease to exist — at least as we currently know them.
2. Neil Gaiman, well-known writer:Around the same time, Neil Gaiman wrote Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming in the Guardian. In his article, Neil says this about libraries:
“But libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information.