Digitization Movement Excludes Librarians

“What would you do if you had a personal home library numbering in the thousands or even hundreds of thousands of books? Hire a librarian, right?!

“The open access movement has put masses of scholarly content, similar to what one would expect to find in an academic library’s periodical collection, into the line of sight of Yahoo! Search, Google Scholar, Scirus, and other free Web search engines. How is a user to tell the wheat from the chaff, the plums from the prunes, the true from the false? Hire an information professional, right?!

“Well, we know they need us, but do they?”

Barbara Quint. The Home Guard. Searcher. January 2006.


Chris Alden. Libraries Begin Uncertain New Chapter. The Guardian. Feb. 22, 2006.

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01/19/2006 at 08:50

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