Tag Archives: AcademicLibraries

Knowledge as a Network; Libraries as platforms

NFAIS 2013 opened with a glorious bit of philosophizing about knowledge in a  keynote from David Weinberger, author of Everything is Miscellaneous and Too Big To Know. Some people might not care about “what knowledge is,” but surely anyone in … Continue reading

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Ivies Plus Meeting at Yale

My first visit to Yale University was Friday, Oct 19, for the Ivies Plus Meeting of librarians.  Quite a lot of beautiful stone buildings and a fair amount of scaffolding and reno work going on to maintain those beautiful buildings! … Continue reading

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Receivership, or Irrelevance, or Radicalization – J. Neal

From the 2012 NFAIS conference in Philadelphia. This session’s description: What do librarians consider to be the “new normal?” What technologies have had the most impact on their organization and how have they responded? What new staff skills are required, … Continue reading

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Plutchak’s great age of librarians

There are lots of reasons to read this terrific lecture given by T. Scott Plutchak and republished in JMLA  (DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.100.1.004). Here’s 3, with the most important reason last: A useful comparison of the emerging digital age to the beginning … Continue reading

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People who want to learn a tool can just go to lynda.com.* (*and increasingly will.) People who want information can just use Google. So what is the reason anyone would come to the library to learn a tool?  Why would … Continue reading

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