Libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities. Internet has revolutionized the world of communication. Many different kinds of books are available on the internet. Library is a place where knowledge and information is stuffed in the soft papers of book ,that which gives us a peaceful and calm surrounding interesting us to explore the books. People have a emotional attachment to reading. Now everything has gone online that has been in the shells. What will happen to the libraries as the world hurtles ever-deeper into purely digital RA?
The future of the library In the digital age has scared the librarians as well as the people fond of them. In before times, books were valuable possessions that were way too expensive for most people to own. With the vast amount of Information available in the world today, people have likened searching for answers over the internet rather than walking kilometers to a library and searching through the mass shells. A recent PEW Research Center study shows that 91% of teens choose internet over the facility of library.
Although on one side libraries have managed to defend these changes in ways of providing free wife services,using it as a tool to attract their customers,their place in the society has come down. 50% of libraries report they have insufficient employees and they struggle for finance help. Changes in technology and social networking continue at a dizzying pace, and libraries struggle to maintain their roles. Parents used to take their children to library on weekends and people used to gather sitting In chairs with their eyes glued to the books and librarian inning around shushing people to be quell.
When asked to Mr.. Kumar ,bank manager about the decreasing number of visitors to libraries he says”library is not as useful,we don’t have much time”. A survey reports decreasing levels of state and federal funding for public libraries-The number of card holders of libraries has rapidly come down in all countries. Libraries are largely funded by local governments,which is not helping the situation. Let also could mean some of the 16,000 public libraries could be shut down or privatized.