Thursday, 13 January 2011

Academic Library autopsy report, 2050

Brian T.Sullivan wrote here in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 02/01/11

"The academic library has died. Despite early diagnosis, audacious denial in the face of its increasingly severe symptoms led to its deterioration and demise. The academic library died alone, largely neglected and forgotten by a world that once revered it as the heart of the university. On its deathbed, it could be heard mumbling curses against Google and something about a bygone library guru named Ranganathan."

It's a nice little read for the start of the year and has provoked some reactions!

He declares "Information literacy was fully integrated into the curriculum" Not here I here you saying!

How Twitter is changing

Brian Solis has come up with an interesting take on how Twitter seems to be developing.
How have we 150 million Twitter users changed in the past year?
For example 69% now share their biography which double last year.
Who you follow says a lot about us.
Only 0.06% Twitter users have over 20,000 followers.
22.5% of users post 90% of tweets.
Take a look here.