Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

The internet stole the monopoly on knowledge but it can’t recreate a sense of place. Revival is possible.

The library must rediscover its specialness. This must lie in exploiting the strength of the post-digital age, the “age of live”. This strength lies not in books as such, but in its readers, in their desire to congregate, share with each other, hear writers and experience books in the context of their community.

Source: Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

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Middle School Librarian and Media Technician Guest Teacher, K - 12 BA, Sociocultural Anthropology, the University of Chicago, 1995 Graduate Student, Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, CA https://helpfullibrarian.wordpress.com/

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