Author | Tania AlonsoThe International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) estimates that there are more than 23,000 libraries in the world. Places that not only work as consultation and book collection centres, but which end up becoming a fundamental part of the social infrastructure of communities.Numerous cities across the world have integrated the improvement of their library networks, social programmes and idea laboratories into their transformation plans. Their ultimate goal is to improve education and the quality of life of citizens and to promote the economy and local development. A fundamental part of the roadmap for smart cities, which seek to stand out as active cities and enterprising centres.
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