“Libraries were never warehouses of books. They have been and always will be centers of learning. Their central position in the world of learning makes them ideally suited to mediate between the printed and the digital modes of communication.” – Robert Darnton, The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future
Source: Thomas H. Benton, Marian the Cybrarian, The Chronicle of Higher Education 5/20/2010.
The holidays are often hectic, but with the change in pace that accompanies them, we may find unsuspected opportunities for reflection. If you are looking for some food for thought, Benton’s essay and Darnton’s book are well worth re-reading.