What is the Status of Future Libraries?
Watching this video, you will learn that libraries are experiencing shifts, moving from thousands of physical books, to becoming more of a digital, information-commons type of structure. There are some scholars who believe that libraries are doomed, but this is not the case. However, in order to avoid the demise of libraries, these memory institutions must be willing to accept current trends, and adopt new methods on collection management and patron satisfaction.
Currently trending is the ideal that libraries need to partner with local businesses and organizations, in that they will provide financial means to keep the doors open, while also serving as great promotion both for their businesses and the libraries themselves. Libraries also need to partner with IT professionals in order to digitize more collection materials, to pave way for more physical space being open to the influx of patrons who are wanting to return to the library