Goodbye books, hello digitalization

Here’s an article from the Globe and Mail, a major Canadian newspaper, that I think you’ll find interesting.  A colleague of mine recommended it.  The fact that university libraries are moving toward digitalization and electronic information and away from books is something we, as cataloguers, need to take seriously.  Unlike a book that can be found even if it has been catalogued poorly, electronic information will be virtually impossible to retrieve without our expertise. 

The article,  Bringing the reading room into the digital age: Universities are changing the role of their libraries and how they deliver information, is written by Elizabeth Church and appeared in the November 10, 2007 Technology section.

Please let me know if you cannot retrieve the article, and I will send you the text via email.


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