“We have transitioned from a time where information was scarce and precious to today where information is vast and readily available, and in many cases, free.

 People who in the past visited libraries to find specific pieces of information are now able to find that information online. The vast majority of people with specific information needs no longer visit libraries. However, others who read for pleasure as example, still regularly patronize their local library."

—Futurist Thomas Frey

Source: Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey - The Future of Libraries | DaVinci Institute

 


Rebecca
03/26/2013 7:49pm

I thought it was interesting he thinks search systems will become more complex to use in the future. I had thought as technology improves they will get easier (or at least the same). I am hoping library search systems will function more like google someday.

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03/27/2013 6:45am

yeah

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