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From a library planning and development perspective, the statistics in this article will be of great significance to the development of library buildings in five years. The library built in today’s world will have to adapt to the e-reader. However, other formats will exist. It is the library collection that will be unique to the knowledge hunters of tomorrow. It is the contents of the physical + virtual library that will be a gathering place for learning and education. It is the librarians that are curators of the collection regardless of the format.
The Kindle is a product that has made history today. It is available globally to anyone who wishes to take advantage of e-book reading technology.
Today’s e-book revolution brings many in the field back to the 15th century. Scrolls were replaced by books and the masses began to become literate. The library of the future will contain e-book readers and it will do its job.
Stephen Marche states in “The Book That Contains All Books. “The introduction of the printing press brought a change to the nature of reading.” Don’t worry it took years for the scrolls to be replaced by the book. We will continue to see the book as a commodity in the art of learning and education.