Evolution of Words?
Libraries do not evolve. To "evolve" means to change from one thing to another, something completely different, though related. Keeping the term "library" while changing the essence and function of the word makes for something other than a library. Don't call it a library if it's not.
Truth does not evolve. Nor does science or mathematics or history. Our preceptions of history, science, mathematics and truth may change but the thing itself does not, and can not.
What would happen if truth changed? Or if mathematics was not absolute? Suppose the laws of science were arbitrary, changed at the whim of an unknown, uncontrollable force? Nothing can change what has already happened. History is fixed. That which is true cannot suddenly become not true.
The meanings of words will change from the social and cultural stresses placed on them over time. But the thing described will not change even though the noun used, or the verb applied, does.
A Library is a Library. A bank of computers accessing the Intenet may be in the Library but do not make a Library. They are not mutually exclusive but work together collaberatively. Hopefully, they are not symbiotic, one not dependent upon the other. When the computers go down (or move so slowly they are almost useless) the Library does not cease to function. If anything, the ability to validate and verify information relies upon a well-developed Library which has not mutated into something unrecognizable.
Gerald F. Ward