The Berkman Center for Internet & Society recently featured author and head of Andover John Palfrey at a talk. Palfrey discussed his new book BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google.
According to the event site,
He argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. Libraries play a crucial role in making these skills and information available — and yet are at risk. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible—by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online, while continuing to play the vital role as public spaces in our democracy that they have for hundreds of years.