This article seeks to describe physical changes occurring in libraries, changes that accentuate public spaces, technology, and comfort while minimizing the prominence of stacks.
The article uses features from the 2011 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium to argue in favor of user‐centered changes to academic libraries.
The article suggests the decreased emphasis and number of physical books in libraries should not be seen as a death knell to libraries or librarians.
The article offers encouragement to librarians who are concerned about the future role of the library.
Medeiros, N. (2011), "Cry not for books", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 84-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751111135373Download as .RIS
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