Friday, June 02, 2006

Good Article on Library Transformation

George was pointed to this article titled "Future Shock" by his Google Alerts service. It's from a British magazine I wouldn't have expected to be writing about libraries (its title is WhatPC? and seems to be mostly about...PCs and other devices with chips), but there it is, and it's one of the better articles I've read on libraries adjusting to the Age of Amazoogle. Not chicken-little and not utopian, but measured and informative.

Cathy De Rosa is quoted on the Perceptions report, and so is Jennifer Rice, one of our great speakers at the Extreme Makeover symposium at ALA Midwinter (MP3 files of the speakers are here). And there's a bibliography of links to resources on planning new library spaces. Good stuff.

1 comment:

George said...

So why didn't I think to blog this?