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28-Feb-2008

Revisit Libraries Again in 2020

[Photograph by Leonard G., licensed per Creative Commons ShareAlike 1.0.]
via a Slate Slideshow - Burrowed Time.

Continuing with my curiosity about future libraries of 2020 and discussions at email forums around Dec 2005, I feel Libraries would be very different than we have today. Didn't we had different libraries before the Printing Press and revolution it brought in knowledge generation and distribution. Internet is another big revolution after the Printing Press. Will the libraries become extinct in the year 2019? as predicted by Trends in the Living Networks: Will libraries disappear in 2019?

Libraries to me are collective reservoir of recorded wisdom of Human race. These will have to exist in one shape or the other. That is how humans are different from other animals on the earth.

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