The Conceptual Librarian

March 2, 2010

Food for thought from the VALA 2010 Conference

Filed under: Uncategorized — conceptlib @ 3:14 pm
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  • If our technology focus is on print, how do we expect to survive in the electronic world?
  • If we are not part of the infrastructure of our parent institution we are doomed to irrelevance.
  • Most of our students are digital natives so we have to get cracking.
  • We can’t disadvantage users depending on the type of device they use.
  • End users expect discovery and delivery to coincide.
  • In the words of public librarian Charles Robinson’ “Give ’em what they want.”
  • Space for print collections has given way to other priorities.
  • Amazon sells more ebooks than printed books.
  • The single purpose ebook reader is dead or will be.
  • Technology isn’t a long term investment.
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