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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Death of the Collection"

The Death of the Collection and the Necessity of Library-Publisher Collaboration: Young Librarians on the Future of Libraries

Rick Anderson | November 17, 2015

I recently served as a reviewer of applicants for a conference scholarship. In that capacity, I reviewed 17 packages of application materials, notably including essays on an assigned topic dealing with the future of libraries.
Most, but not all, of the applicants were relatively young librarians in the early to middle stages of their careers. Because of their relative youth in the profession, I was intrigued to see two themes arising repeatedly enough (and strongly enough) in their essays to be noteworthy. Those themes were [...]

Neil Gaiman quote over a library

<more at; related links: (The Latest “Library as Purchaser” Crisis: Are We Fighting the Wrong Battle? June 14, 2010) and (IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion): Is the Library Collection Too Risky? Against the Grain, vol. 21, Issue 3, Article 36, 2009)>

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