The first part of this paper puts forward the proposition of information civilization and library development trend. From the point of view of the vertical history of human civilization,information civilization is a new form of civilization after agricultural civilization and industrial civilization. The information revolution has allowed the information civilization to lead a new change and new promotion of the library,create a new space and new form of library services,expand the field and carriers of library services,and greatly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the library service.
The second part is about the development of the previous information civilization and the library. Although information civilization is related to the post-industrial society,and the mid-twentieth century is believed as the beginning of information civilization after the industrial civilization,the civilization related to information carrier and the mode of information can be regarded as the pre-information civilization,and its development has run through the history of the development of human civilization. Such civilization elements of information including text information,document carriers and information dissemination in the initial stage of human civilization have been gradually formed,becoming the most important and the most basic elements of the origin of human civilization,imposing a significant impact on the development trend of the library. Therefore,while discussing the development trend of information civilization and libraries,this paper first traces the pre-information period of civilization,analyzes the relations between the civilization elements of ancient information and the development of the library,including the change of document carriers,the change of information communication,and the function of the library as a place to store books and as the information warehouse in the pre-information period of civilization,and then discusses the influence of document carriers,printing and etc. on the development of libraries.
The third part of this paper focuses on the origin and development of information civilization and the continuous innovation of the library. It divides the innovation into four stages of development. The first is library automation；the second is digital library；the third is Internet(mobile Internet),and the fourth is the influence of artificial intelligence on the innovation and development of the library.
The fourth part of this paper focuses on the prosperity and transformation of information civilization and the construction of new civilization in urban libraries. It probes into how to construct a new civilization of city libraries,including information civilization,historical civilization,urban civilization,ecological civilization and world civilization. In this comprehensive new civilization integrating five elements,the information civilization and history civilization mainly reflect the view of civilized time view；city civilization and the world civilization mainly reflect the civilized space concept；ecological civilization reflects the civilized development view. The information civilization will become the bridge and link for the new civilization,and the engine and life artery of the new civilization. This new vision of the Chinese city libraries will contribute to the Chinese cultural process in the era of information civilization,and provide Chinese wisdom and Chinese scheme for the innovation and development of the world city libraries. 1 tab. 47 refs.