From Annoyed Librarian:
Once in a while a debate or discussion will pop up in library circles about the concept of library as place rather than as information provider, but I don’t see it come up in public discussions of libraries very often.
It’s an important debate, but one that usually doesn’t have immediate repercussions. It’s usually one of those philosophical debates within the community of librarians, or else part of a panicked debate on what the heck libraries are supposed to do once everything really is available so cheaply online no one will come to libraries for information anymore.
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