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Why libraries are more important than ever in the digital age

February 1968: A section of the gallery of the famous circular Reading Room at the British Museum in London. (Photo by Peter King/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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February 1968: A section of the gallery of the famous circular Reading Room at the British Museum in London.

Libraries are endangered. With the rise of the Internet and the ease with which we can get any information online, many are questioning the usefulness of the public library in the digital age.

Libraries are endangered. With the rise of the Internet and the ease with which we can get any information online, many are questioning the usefulness of the public library in the digital age.

In “Bibliotech,” author John Palfrey argues that libraries are actually more important than ever, but to survive, they also need to change and adapt.

Guest:

John Palfrey, author of “Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google” (Basic Books, 2015). He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America

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