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The Future of Public Institutions

Lee Rainie at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project realeased a new report today, March 31, 2010 with 895 expert predictions on the role of public institutions in tthe future:

The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

Technology experts and stakeholders say the internet will drive more
change in businesses and government agencies by 2020, making them
more responsive and efficient. But there are powerful bureaucratic
forces that will push back against such transformation and probably
draw out the timeline. Expect continuing tension in disruptive times.

Janna Quitney Anderson, Elon University

The report is a 22 page PDF.

The debate is far from clear but the viewpoints are engaging. And, of course, most libraries are public institutions so this debate is entirely relevant to our future(s)!


Posted on: March 31, 2010, 3:53 pm Category: Uncategorized

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