Harvard Crimson shares vision for modern university library
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Harvard Crimson Shares his vision of the modern university library
Harvard CrimsonThe editorial board of published an editorial stating the following:
The advent of the digital age has transformed our relationships with our common spaces and the way these common spaces are constructed. One of the most ubiquitous spaces in a student’s life, the campus library, is hardly immune to this trend. But the merits of updating libraries for the 21st century are questionable. …
The future of Harvard Libraries must strike a balance between preserving its historic character and functions and the modernization that has marked recent years. …
To be sure, we believe that providing free technology resources and creative spaces for students, as well as designing libraries for collaborative use, can be incredibly rewarding for the Harvard experience. However, students should still learn to search archives and navigate Harvard library resources for research purposes. …
The world is changing and the way we access media and information continues to evolve. The Harvard Library has certainly changed in some ways to accommodate this development, but it has not yet and should never give up its goal of providing the University and the world at large with the knowledge we have. need to understand our past and move towards a better future.
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