September 30, 2002
The future of libraries in "digital times"

The Shifted Librarian discusses the future role of libraries in a publishing society increasingly preoccupied with Digital Rights management and royalty collection:

Why do libraries circulate CDs? Because they play in every CD player (well, until recently they did). Let's get this show on the road already and see some progress (instead of regress) and extend the market for ebooks, MP3s, etc.
Yeah! WiFi in the libraries - libraries acting as nodes in local community wifi networks or as gateways in local p2p networks. We like.

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