We’ve talked a lot about the future of the library and how the digital age is greatly impacting the evolution of learning as well as library technology and services. With all of this discussion about the future, it’s only fitting that we dive into the past and take some cues from our predecessors in understanding the importance of library evolution.
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As easy-to-use self-service scanners become commonplace in libraries across the country, the debate over the future of photocopiers is changing. Once, digital scanners were seen as a convenient supplemental service, while the multi-function copy machine was the temperamental workhorse of the library.
In this age of ever-advancing technology, people are becoming more and more dependent on online resources as a means of learning – something once achieved predominately through books. But despite this evolution, a library reference desk is still a valuable source of information.
It wasn’t too many years ago that the phrase “library technology” would have confused most Americans – even librarians and members of library management. But in 2014, the words “library” and “technology” are becoming more and more intertwined.