Dear Readers, Please check out our new Opinion Poll on strict hairstyle and uniform rules in schools, and cast your vote by the end of January 2015. As you know …
your opinion counts
Our December 2014 poll was about whether libraries are losing their relevance as a resource for information:
In a world that is fast becoming connected via the Internet, school libraries are slowly losing their relevance as a resource for information.
• I agree. Maintaining a school library is expensive, and its function is becoming obsolete in the face of search engines that can quickly locate large amounts of information. (39%, 14 Votes)
• I disagree. The Internet is not a reliable resource and libraries are more than stores for books. They are spaces for study and reflection that will adapt to modern demands. (61%, 22 Votes)
Total Voters: 36
The majority of those who responded to this poll (61%) do not think that libraries will lose their relevance in a highly connected modern world. These respondents feel that libraries will adapt to the demands of the modern world and also believe that the internet is not a reliable source of information. On the other hand 39% of the respondents believe that libraries are becoming obsolete, because people now have access to a lot of information online through search engines.