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Why Libraries Still Matter

The transition to digital opens up new possibilities for the collecting and sharing of information. And though the future of the library is unclear, its role is as vital as ever.

The library is the last free space for the gathering and sharing of knowledge…As a tradition barely a century and a half old in the United States, it gives physical form to the principle that public access to knowledge is the foundation of democracy. (The New York Review of Books)

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