Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Whither the Library

"Whither the Library." CBC Radio One / The Current.
Ottawa: CBC Radio One Online, August 2nd 2011.

"And as city council looks for places to cut, councilor Doug Ford, the brother of Mayor Rob Ford, started counting library branches and Tim Hortons outlets. Now, his math was off. There are actually about three Tim Hortons for every one library branch in his neighbourhood.

But his comments have unleashed a fierce debate over the value and the future of libraries ... a debate that is already being fueled by questions about the role libraries play in the internet era, when so much information is readily available from just about anywhere."

See Also:
The Great Library Debate:  Are Public Libraries in the Digital Age