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The Once and Future Library | American Libraries Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 21, 2012

Via Scoop.itNew-Tech Librarian

An architect’s perspective on designing for changing constituencies


To some librarians it must seem like a perfect storm: Budgets are being slashed, ebooks suddenly are outselling their print ancestors, electronic movies on demand are slowing over-the-counter DVD lending, and the general public can find answers to their basic reference-oriented questions online.


Besides librarians, architects are among the people most concerned about how, and how rapidly, such trends play out. Plans made a year ago for library additions or even modest renovations—never mind an entirely new building—are probably out of date.



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