Libraries restructuring for the digital age
| Nov 16, 2010
As libraries struggle to stay relevant, many are reinventing themselves in order to keep up with the digital age. Both university and public libraries are pushing as much information onto the web as they can. Many public libraries are adding to their resources, so in addition to checking out books, visitors can find game rooms, computers, Internet cafes, expansive DVD collections, and high-definition televisions.
In the Denver library system, kids can play Guitar Hero, overdue book fines have been eliminated, and the Dewey Decimal System replaced in favor of sections organized by topic as bookstores do. In his article in the Chicago Tribune online David Sarno writes, "libraries are preparing for a future in which most materials can be checked and read from a home computer, smartphone or electronic reading device." Read the full article here.