Codepunk 045 The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age

by Bill Ahern on

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Has the Internet killed the library? When information is free and accessible from everywhere, what remains for the institutions that championed the spread of knowledge? With the digitization of music, movies, and books, is there still a place for physical media catalogs, tomes of knowledge, and research between the stacks.

In this episode, we take a look at the future of libraries, whether they still have a place in today's society, and what they're potentially morphing into. Libraries are much more than outdated reservoirs of knowledge. They have begun to transform into makerspaces, incubators, event venues, and digital archivists.