Samstag, 4. Februar 2017

Libraries as Convener, Enabler, Distributor, Advocate, and Archive in the Future Knowledge Economy

Plenary presentation at the 2016 Charleston Conference by James G. Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University. Moderated by Anthony Watkinson, CIBER. "By 2026, there will be no information and services industry targeting products to the library marketplace. Content and applications will be directed to the consumer. Open resources for learning, research and recreation, and open source tools supporting innovation, and individual and organizational productivity, will be more prevalant in the global economy. Self-publishing and niche technology development will dominate. Information policy wars will dictate national and global legal and legislative debates. Libraries must be effectively integrated into the new creative environments." [via The Lone Wolf Librarian]