LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE

The library of the future will be digital and have the followingfeatures:

This notion of a digital library is radical; most current digital libraryefforts are aimed at building individual libraries to replace existing physicallibraries that are burdened by financial and space constraints. However, theavowed digital library policy of Japan is that "each home will be able toaccess electronic libraries and electronic museums around the world vianetworks, allowing users to readily search and obtain worldwide information onbooks and art based on their own particular interests" (MITI 1994).


Published: February 1999; WTECHyper-Librarian