December 4, 2008

Library 3.0?

More fuel for Phillip's view the death of paper publishing is upon us. Seems the Kindle is doing very well. J.K. Rowling's feeling's aside, not to mention current cost considerations, but what are the long term implications to the vast shelving requirements of your favorite library? Will the library of the future simply be a server with electronic titles, databases of information, and social networking cafes. Sounds efficient and cheap. And sterile.

Maybe of more concern should be this ongoing study. Does anyone really believe this process does not effect the outcome of learning? What do you think? What do we gain? What do we lose?

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