Tuesday, October 9, 2007

15 The Future of Libraries

Does this sound pretentious to anyone else? Pleeze.

Away from the Icebergs
Rick Anderson's problem of a 55% drop in circulation over the past 12 years is not just about the Web. If so the trend would be more widespread. His point on making things intuitive enough that users don't require special education to use the library is good, but hey ... its a University - isn't the idea of education built in there.

Is there any other profession that spends so much time agonizing over whether there is a future for that profession? More concentration on shaping the future we want to see, less hand wringing please. Reminds me of that Monty Python scene...

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