The recording of my short talk from Access 2012, New Mean to New Ends, is finally online.
I’m amused by the list of related videos YouTube pulls in on the right side of you visit the actual video page. I don’t know if they’re customized for me, but I see half other Access talks [...]
A busy library with nary a librarian in sight (taken from http://sampleandhold-r2.blogspot.com/2011/08/fixin-to-weed.html)
While preparing for a visit from Project Information Literacy’s Mike Eisenberg for the I.T. Littleton seminar at my workplace, I came across this table:
Resources Used When Course-Related Research Contexts Arise, from "Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in [...]
The Changing Nature of the Catalog – A Response to Calhoun, Mann, and Yee (PDF)
The central premise of Calhoun’s report is that technology has “created an era of discontinuous change in research libraries—a time when the cumulated assets of the past do not guarantee future success” (2006, p. 5). Calhoun’s perspective is that this notion applies directly to traditional library cataloging. Yee argues that traditional cataloging is fundamental to the value of libraries (2007). Mann makes the case that research libraries’ primary mission is to serve the specific needs of serious scholarship (2006). Each is right in their own way. Mann and Yee, though, fail to recognize the changes that the coming of the Information Age has wrought on the world outside libraries. Far too much valuable information is outside the reach of traditional catalogs. Libraries must embrace technology to extend the grasp of catalogs beyond local holdings.
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