Information R/Evolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM

One of those marvellous videos which is a good reminder of why libraries of all stripes need to get with the plot or be left behind.

Indeed, Ken Chard was reflecting recently on what will happen to libraries if they fail to respond to the ‘threat’ of Web 2.0:

“I believe they will become increasingly marginalised, though probably not quite extinct.  I see them possibly viewed with affection and even revered as a piece of street furniture like the old red telephone boxes: useful very occasionally and smelling pungently of a lost past.”

Chard, K. (2007). ‘Are you missing the point?’ Library and Information Gazette, 21 September – 4 October 2007, p.2

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