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NPR: “Who Needs Libraries?”

David Rothman posted this and I think it’s worth a listen too.
Who needs libraries?
Produced by: Richard Paul
As more and more information is available on-line, as Amazon rolls out new software that allows anyone to find any passage in any book, an important question becomes: Who needs libraries anymore? Why does anyone need four walls filled with paper between covers? Surprisingly, they still do and in this program Producer Richard Paul explores why; looking at how university libraries, school libraries and public libraries have adapted to the new information world. This program airs as part of our ongoing series on education and technology, and is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education.
You can listen online (streaming RealMedia audio) for free here.
Since just about 50% of NPR’s audience is librarians (joking grin!), it’s good it is balanced!
Stephen

Posted on: January 28, 2008, 10:10 am Category: Uncategorized

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