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Monday, May 16, 2011

Extra! Extra! Read all about libraries! Hot off the press!

Oh, print metaphors! You are getting so quaint.

Robots in the library!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESCxYchCaWI

A very nice post from Salon about the New York Public Library and the role of the library as public space and place:
http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2011/05/11/nypl_centennial/index.html

Seth Godin makes a good effort in this post, though I don't agree with everything:
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/the-future-of-the-library.html

For interesting commentary on all of this:

http://www.metafilter.com/103550/Why-should-I-have-to-wait-for-a-damn-robot-to-get-me-my-book