From the KCUR Web Site:
As we increasingly turn to Google and other search engines for our information needs, is the library be coming obsolete?
Educator and technology expert John Palfrey doesn’t think so, though he thinks it needs a system update.
Palfrey is the author of Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, which will be released in May. He spoke at the Kansas City Public Library April 8, and says Kansas City libraries are on the right track as they transform in the digital age.
“Kansas City has an amazing system that gives a huge amount of hope for the future,” Palfrey told Steve Kraske on Up To Date.
Note: John Palfrey is a well-known person in the library world. Many know him as a leader in the development of the Digital Public Library of America (he’s know DPLA Board President) and the former Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. His full bio can be accessed here.