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From an email from Bobbi Carlton about a conversation she had recently with Bernie Margolis, president of the Boston Public Library (quoted with her and Bernie’s permission):

Bernie Margolis was … talking about how people think the Web is going to put libraries out of business. He says that the more hits on the BPL website, the more visitors come to the library. The more people learn about the library, the more they come in. The BPL sees a direct correlation between web traffic and foot traffic but that is because the library is more than a repository of things and information – it is a resource as well.

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5 Responses to “Library-Web symbiosis”

  1. on 25 Apr 2007 at 6:10 pmAKMA

    And a sense of familiarity and involvement bred online engenders a comfortable expectation that someone will be at-home in the physical library.

  2. on 25 Apr 2007 at 6:34 pmjessamyn

    Bernie Margolis has always impressed the heck out of me as a capable and able leader who isn’t flipping out over new tech but wraping it in to the services they always provide.

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  4. on 09 Jul 2008 at 11:40 pmanushweta

    i am in need of a summer project in recruitment and employee retention in reliance communications or in telecom sector

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