Very interesting and important taken directly from the Pew webstie [http://www.pewinternet.org/presentation_display.asp?r=257]:
How libraries can survive in the new media ecosystem [View PowerPoint Presentation]
1/14/2009 | Presentation | Lee Rainie
Presented to HELIN Library Consortium – Bryant University
This speech pulls together Pew Internet Project data about how people’s use of the internet and cell phones has fundamentally changed the “information ecosystem” in 10 ways. Lee discusses how this has changed the role of libraries in the digital age and he points out ways that libraries can adapt to meet the expectations and demands of patrons.
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