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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Innovation for the Library

In the HBR:   If is clearly a challenge for the library to innovate in a way it will be able to survive.  " ... The dominance of radio, TV, and Hollywood threatened libraries with irrelevance, and now the rise of the internet, smart phones, and ebooks, threaten them with eclipse ....  So libraries are struggling. What can they do in the face of skeptics who say, "Print! Why, in God's name, do we need print? Let the library go the way of the bookstore. Disintermediation is inevitable.  Perhaps the answer lies in the library's physicality. Can the library do something a Kindle cannot?" 

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