Some news that acknowledges that the internet is not death to libraries as we know it!
Good Circulation by Eric Moskovitz, Boston Globe, July 29, 2007.
Library directors remember the talk, not long ago, of technology rendering libraries obsolete. But statistics show that the opposite has occurred.
Over the past decade, library circulation has climbed, driven partly by demand for audiovisual materials and enabled by the Internet, which has allowed patrons to easily scan catalogs from home and request interlibrary loans with a few mouse clicks.
Lots of good stuff about Interlibrary Loan in this article, a service I provide at my academic library where I work and use often at my public library through the Minuteman Library Network. There’s also a place to leave comments about your public library, so if you have something good to say, get to it!