Managing security and productivity challenges within libraries
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Over the past 15 years, libraries have seen a significant and somewhat surprising increase in use. The advent of a vast global digital communications network has given individuals access to an astonishing range of information, culture and entertainment. One can read a periodical’s latest edition or a recent government report, classic texts and many popular modern books, music and video in a format that can be easily downloaded into a home computer or to handheld devices. This decentralization of information and other content can lead to a reduced dependence on centralized repositories such as public and academic libraries. Contrary to expectations, though, libraries in communities of all sizes have seen increases in circulation. Collections are growing in size and – as the proportion of expensive DVDs and CDs increases- value.
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