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East Metro Libraries Accelerate Digital Changes

Date: Jan 22nd, 2013

Ramsey County Library patrons often make a beeline for the branches' catalog-search terminals and public-access PCs, as they have for years.

But now, increasingly, they'll reach out to tap or swipe the displays in a mistaken assumption that the old-style terminals are touchscreens, like an iPad.

This is an example of how metro-area public libraries haven't always kept up as digital access to information has changed.

Public-library leaders in the Twin Cities acknowledge this -- and are obsessed with getting caught up.

Read the full article at TwinCities.com.