A Dying Profession? (via The Digital Immigrant)

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Interesting read about our library system as it relates to technology and the world’s movement toward a digital era.

A Dying Profession? A recent Wall Street Journal article caught my attention this week. In this suburb of St. Paul, the new library branch has no librarians, no card catalog and no comfortable chairs in which to curl up and read. Instead, the Library Express is a stack of metal lockers outside city hall. When patrons want a book or DVD, they order it online and pick it up from a digitally locked, glove-compartment- sized cubby a few days later. It’s a library as con … Read More

via The Digital Immigrant

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