Libraries - Are they still important? (User interface (Ebooks can be…
Libraries - Are they still important?
To some, the internet is not as accessible as it could be, due to the cost of broadband
The internet can search results faster than it would take to pick up a book at a local library
The internet exists on multiple platforms, allowing for information to be placed at a user's fingertips, wherever and whenever they wish to find the facts they are looking for.
Libraries offer free internet service to visitors of the library
The library offers courses to help visitors understand software and digital technologies.
Ebooks can be accessed digitally online , eliminating the need to go hunting for a book
Services such as Google Scholar are good alternatives to a library, allowing users to access books, articles and magazines in a more user friendly way
Books presented at a library can be considered "outdated", presenting unreliable information to someone who wants accurate data, whereas the internet is updated constantly, offering more up to date data
Libraries allow you to borrow books, instead of having to spend money in purchasing a book
Librarians offer visitors assistance in finding books relating to their interests, offering a warm and welcoming service for visitors, as opposed to the interface of the web
Libraries are more than just places to find books, libraries offer services to suit the need of groups and individuals, with free spaces including conference rooms and quiet areas, for those studying for exams
Safe environment to work in
History and Agriculture - Certain libraries have a history to them, making them a part of people's everyday lives.
Libraries are places where children can advance their literacy and reading skills, giving them the option to read at their own level and advance to young adult and grown up books
Libraries can suit and inspire all generations of people, from young to old. Libraries can suit older people - less familiar with the internet, while appealing to younger audiences, with digital services to suit their research and literal needs.
Use of original footage, taken at Birmingham library
Shoot at Lancaster library - Coventry
Use of text graphics to pinpoint views for and against the library
Interviews with librarians?
Split screen - browsing for a book and using internet services at the library /viewing content on a smart phone/ computer
Final conclusion - Are libraries still used today?