The future of libraries

As part of the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of Edinburgh City Libraries, we invited a panel of experts to discuss the future of libraries.

A wide ranging and fascinating discussion covered Google, ebooks, the media, reading habits, information literacy and more. If you’ve any interest in the future of libraries this film of the event is well worth a few minutes of your time.

Speakers taking part:

John Scally – (National Librarian and Chief Executive)

Philippa Cochrane – (Scottish Book Trust, Reader Development)

Prof. Hazel Hall – (Napier University- Professor of Social Informatics – information sharing in online environments)

Duncan Wright – Senior School Librarian at Stewart’s Melville College

Chaired by Marion Sinclair -, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland


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