The fifth annual Record Store Day marks “the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.” In honor of Record Store Day 2012, I watched High Fidelity, in which John Cusack plays record store owner Rob, for the first time in more than a decade.
Music, communications, community, pop culture, and place are all profoundly different than when the film was released in 2000, or when the book was published in 1995. In High Fidelity, Rob compiles Top 5 Lists to help tell his story and provide context to his character and history. Let’s explore two decades of bookstores, record stores, libraries, and community places using Rob's method.
What themes endure when it comes to demonstrating value?
Read about the themes in action in: The Case for Place
As libraries move ahead with reinventing spaces - from maker-friendly resource centers like Fayetteville, NY's Fab Lab, to innovative co-working places, to dedicated support for digital media studios - the case for place is as strong as ever.