Climate change for libraries

At the RLG Partnership Annual Meeting in 2007, Timothy Burke told the assembled research librarians ‘you have to figure out how to be hydraulic engineers of information flow rather than the guardians of the fortress’. It’s an image that has stuck with me. Everywhere now in our professional literature we see the challenges of our …

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We’re more Japanese than we are Australian…

November was a BIG travel month for me. I was privileged to deliver the keynote at the Libraries Australia 2009 Forum in Hobart, Tasmania /> then the keynote at the Museum, Library and Archive Forum sponsored by Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. In between I attended an OCLC Board/Management retreat in Dublin, Ohio. All were …

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Academic Library Manifesto

Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto (PDF) was just released by the RLG Partnership Research Information Management Roadmap Working Group. You don’t need to nail it to your library’s door, but you might want to think about how many of these things you currently do, how many you could do, and what …

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