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!

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