Finding a Future for Libraries

Although his blog seems rather full of overwrought 'inspirational' and 'motivational' thoughts, Seth Godin has some interesting things to say about the future of the Library. Rather than despairing at the gradual demise of ink on paper, he forsees an active role for librarians as interpreters of data, educating the less info-savvy in the ways of the 'Mesh'. He sums his argument up as follows: "take the world of data, combine it with the people in this community and create value."