5 Myths About the ‘Information Age’ – Robert Darnton – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Not much I can argue with here.  I do think his five points have a bit of the straw man to them, but not dramatically so.  My comments, point by point:

We need better statistics and a few more years perspective, but my guess is the trend go forward will be for less printed […]

Article Idea: current issues in digital preservation explained simply

Article, not peer review:

use single example–archives for deceased author–to demonstrate various limitations facing archives today.

One of life’s little synchronous moments

As I slave away on a paper on digital preservation, I heard a snatch of Eine kleine Nachtmusik from the TV downstairs.  I checked my music library but surprisingly I don’t own a copy.  So I googled it, looking for a copy to listen to, and without much thought queued this up.  So, I […]

The Excluded Middle

One more Budd quote:

“[Those in the profession who see tradition and technology as mutually at war with one another] tacitly accept the law of the excluded middle, wherein only two possibilities are deemed legitimate for consideration. For them the choices are either the status quo or a radical technology-based difference. In many instances […]

Same As It Ever Was?

I’m using a recent paper by John M. Budd [PDF] in a paper but this part, which struck me as notable, isn’t relevant to my topic, so I’m posting it here instead:

When the roles of colleges’ and universities’ libraries are discussed, one word tends to recur—transition. There has scarcely been a time since […]