The folks at Lucidea have published an interesting article on their blog about the importance of special libraries as places to visit as well as sources of knowledge.

 

“In addition to being technology powerhouses, special libraries as destinations—rather than exclusively virtual services—share a number of characteristics with brick and mortar public and academic libraries. Special libraries too are places where:

  • Help can always be found

  • People pursue common interests

  • Learning (in all its variety) is paramount

  • Patrons are welcomed

  • People can get away from their desks and focus, uninterrupted”

Read more here.