Bookless Future Libraries

Posted on January 18, 2010 by

Bookless-Libraries-726What will libraries be like in the future. A growing number of librarians are already planning for bookless libraries, administered by central sources in order to allow for “sustainable scholarship”. At one recent conference, experts explained that groups of universities are already exploring shared digital repositories and archives. This collaborative outsourcing will also include catalogue services such as those provided by Online Computer Library Center Inc.. Due to the enormous costs of maintaining libraries as well as the economic meltdown, administrators are already forced to make changes which are eventually expected to lead to libraries without hardcover books.

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