Friday, July 18, 2014

Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”

Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”By Kathryn Zickuhr 


One major finding in our research into Americans’ use of public libraries is the extent to which libraries are synonymous not only with knowledge and information, but with the tools needed to acquire it in the digital age. Some 77% of Americans now think it is “very important” for public libraries to provide free access to computers and the internet to the community, and 95% think it is important overall.

http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2014/07/09/public-libraries-and-technology-from-houses-of-knowledge-to-houses-of-access/

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