Public libraries in the digital age

There is not often much in these posts about public libraries, but there are frequently posts about digital libraries. I admit to thinking there’s not all that much overlap between the two. Public libraries are ready to change that. Last November a group of public library leaders met to begin to address the future of …

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Pat the Elephant

There is a well-known fable about blind men with contrasting views on the anatomy of an elephant, each having examined a separate piece of the beast and independently concluded that it is either very like a spear, or a fan, or a snake, etc.  Even in combination their observations fail to provide a very good …

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Emphasis on Ebooks

Along with some colleagues I attended the O’Reilly Emphasis on Ebooks online conference today. It’s part of the ongoing O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference. In Research we’re investing significant time over the next several months to thinking about services built around books and how those services will change as the migration from physical …

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