Interestingly, some of the boldest thinking about library transitions is happening outside of public libraries - in school and academic libraries. How can changes in public libraries best be integrated with the changes coming to school and academic libraries? What happens when there is dissonance between these different libraries? What are the economic and cultural advantages of having better integration among them?
The questions surrounding the transition from analog to digital libraries are many and sometimes difficult. We would do well to address these sooner rather than later. A national library transition plan is sorely needed. Such a plan need not be written in stone, but it does need to be written.
If nothing else, such a plan will be a starting point for further conversations on this important topic.
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