I was recently interviewed by Greg Karp at the Chicago Tribune about digital libraries – ebooks, streaming videos, downloadable music, websites, etc.
Karp’s angle with the story is that a modern library can save people money. Why buy when you can borrow?
It’s an interesting read, and could have a couple of uses for you:
- Different marketing angle (saving money, using free stuff, etc)
- Showcasing the different types of offerings at a modern library (3D printers, ebooks, downloadable music, and … cakepans!)
Best part of the article? At the end, Karp mentions the value of librarians:
Perhaps the most valuable resource in any library is a librarian, who can help you find what you need. Nowadays, you might get that help electronically, via email, chat, text message and, increasingly, social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.
Anyway – enjoy!
Logo from the Chicago Tribune