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Courtesy WSJ. The ruler Ptolemy I Soter is crowned by the Goddesses who preside over South Egypt and North. Wall-painting at Edfu, redrawn by S Pollaroli. Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection.

The WSJ’s SPEAKEASY blog has a great article by Christopher John Farely. If you are a fan of libraries or librarians it’s worth a read!

In a digital age, we need librarians more than ever to help sort through it all. Libraries of the future shouldn’t be bookless because, like endangered species, the nondigitized physical texts of the past, and the ones that are still being printed, need a protected space.

What may well have destroyed the Great Library was a failure to continue to innovate.