Libraries and Obsolescence

bq.Libraries are obsolete. Modern information technology involves two-way communication between providers and users of information technology. With instant messaging, blogs, message boards, and email, the Internet fosters information sharing among virtually unlimited numbers of information providers. Computers are communication devices that bring communities together. – “Mark Hirschey(Libraries are limited, obsolete)”:http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/oct/02/libraries_are_limited_obsolete/ …

Information Science and Librarians

Has it been over a year already since Michael Gorman launched an “attack on Blogging(Michael Gorman)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/02/25/gorman? bq.If you believe, as I do, that there is a crisis in library education that threatens the very existence of libraries and librarianship, you are likely to draw a negative reaction from a variety …

Finding on the Shelf

bq.Are we really keeping our “collections organized so that [our] users can easily locate the resources they need”? Perhaps very large facilities can justify Dewey. But does Dewey classification best serve buildings under thirty or forty-thousand square feet? – “Michael Casey(Spine Labels and De-Dewefication)”:http://www.librarycrunch.com/2006/05/spine_labels_and_dedeweficatio.html At FLA, one of the library …

The Library 2.0 Gang

Forget the “Capital Gang(CNN breaks up Capital Gang)”:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/television/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000967495! The “Gillmor Gang(Gillmor Gang)”:http://gillmorgang.podshow.com/ is so 2005! The discussion roundtable you need to be listening to is the “Library 2.0 Gang(Introducing the Library 2.0 Gang)”:http://talk.talis.com/archives/2006/02/introducing_the.html. Their first conversation was a highly charged conversation about what Library 2.0 means. Do they reach a …