Through history, some medias have disappeared. What makes the book so special that it will resist and survive the present technological revolution? I (try to) follow initiatives like Google Books and the Digital Public Library of America.
My day to day job has little to do with all this. I am a Physics teacher in a secondary school in Brussels, Belgium. Recently, in the school, a few teachers decided to open a (very small) library, and in this process I helped to choose and install the software. Years ago, I worked as a computer scientist in the national library of Belgium.