Giulio Blasi scrive:
Trovo straordinario questo intervento di Nate Hill perché formula in modo lucido un progetto nel quale la biblioteca come spazio fisico e una biblioteca digitale avanzatissima interagiscono positivamente.
The future of public libraries lies in supporting creative endeavors in their local community and empowering the patrons to contribute their creative work back to the community or to the whole world via the internet. The traditional library is a read-only space, meant for the consumption of knowledge: by providing access to media, we enable patrons to read books, watch movies, or listen to music. The library in the age of the internet is quite different: texts or books are now just as easy to write or edit as they are to read, movies are just as easy to mash up and edit as they are to watch, and music is just as easy to remix as it is to listen to it. Of course its ‘just as easy’ if you have access to the tools and skills to do these things. Herein lies the new role for public libraries: we need to be centers for knowledge production, not just knowledge consumption. There is no other institution doing this work, and public libraries are best situated to fill the gap