Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Old School vs. New School Libraries

From the UK Times Online: The transformation from fusty institutes to hi-tech hubs has resulted in a schism in local libraries.

...There is a clear schism between traditionalists and modernisers. For one it is about books and silence, for the other it’s about community usage, Facebook and cups of coffee or, in the words of Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate and now the chairman of the Museums Libraries and Archives Council, “shhh and fining or Starbucks and PCs”.


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