the noble tradition of libraries

A long but worthwhile article on where libraries are going with some reflections on where they’ve been.

Although the computer terminals tend to be the busiest area in the library these days—and remain the only place where people who do not have internet access at home, which includes half of all households in Brey-Casiano’s district, can use the internet for free—librarians maintain that the internet should supplement, not supplant, traditional sources. [thanks robert]