Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011's 11 Crucial Trends

"2011's 11 Crucial Trends." American Libraries / Sean Fitzpatrick.
Chicago: American Libraries Magazine Online, December 1st 2010.

"11. Owner-less

According to Trendwatching, access is more important than ownership in 2011. This one is a natural opportunity for libraries. Most of the materials libraries lend and services they offer are far too expensive for most consumers to afford. From books and DVDs to databases, videogame platforms, and even ad hoc office or meeting spaces, libraries can offer serious benefits in an ownerless society."