There's Something Wrong with the Library's Image: A Pictorial Guide
Oleg Kagan
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The problem is, you walk into any given library, while the “reasons why people are here” may be extremely diverse because the library has morphed into a civic center, the physical space itself is still absolutely dominated by the warehousing and distribution of physical media. Which, I should add, is a mission that is going through an exponentially fast decline in usefulness and efficiency. I suspect that most libraries could be cut down to a 50% — 90% smaller physical footprint, and have most of their employees laid off, with no effective change in services consumed and in some cases, an actual increase in services consumed. The revolution in how libraries are used and what they do for the community needs to go full throttle at this point.

J.Ja