Library Planning Research

The Library’s Digital Data and an Ark Full of Books

As society embraces all forms of digital entertainment, a latter-day Noah is looking the other way. Brewster Kahle, who runs the Internet Archive, a nonprofit, hopes to collect one copy of every book.

Brewster Kahle is trying to make sure the flood of Digital Data does not leave behind important knowledge. According to Kahle, “We must keep the past even as we’re inventing a new future.”

There are librarians who actively collect important documents, books and media. They are people who safeguard culture and history. They are bridge-makers who actively seek and shape their collection.

A key aspect of library planning; create a collection development plan that fits your institution and community.