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Libraries of the future

May 26, 2009
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It’s not really about the library that I’m working in, although we are going through some renovations at the moment. But that would just be physical and cosmetic changes to the library, not enough to make it a “library of the future”, at least I don’t think so. We don’t have the money for that, unfortunately. But still, I think we are still a lot better than many other libraries out there, so shouldn’t complain. Should instead work on how to roll out information literacy programmes to students to deal with the changes in the way information is produced and digested.

When the future comes, will there even such a thing as a library? Or would it have disappeared from our vocabulary, as suggested by Megan Lane of BBC some years back? We’ll just have to see.

Anyway, back to IL, which I think is really a big issue now with the Google generation, there’s an article written by Peter Godwin on “Information Literacy sans frontieres”. It is an opinion piece that he wrote for JISC. The title really sounds interesting; brings to mind Medecins Sans Frontiers.

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