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Bo Jacobsen: The library challenge


The evolution of information flow has forced our hands as public libraries and not only us, on a global level. Just as books once advanced from slabs of parchment to paperbacks, they are now transforming again, from paperbacks to pixels. With Plato only a download away libraries have lost their monopoly on knowledge. American library director Darrell Batson expressed it this way: “We’re caught between two worlds, the print collection has fallen 20 percent since 2009. But libraries have to evolve or die. We’re probably the classic example of Darwinism”. 

By the way I´m Bo, Library Director of  the Vesthimmerlands Libraries. And I am very pleased to show you my “home grounds”.

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