K.G. Schneider – “People want to solve for X, whether it gives them FireFox, a Mini-Cooper, or a Krispy Kreme donut. What is our X?”
August 11, 2007
This assumes that we should HAVE every ‘X’ that anyone needs. With the phenomenal pace of electronic diversity and development, I do not feel that it is the LIBRARY world that should place itself in the position of being the provider of newest and best to all seekers. Yes, we should strive to upgrade our resources when our current ones need replacement and not merely “re-place” the old with the old, albeit conservation of information sources and ensurance of access to holdings are proper. It is my belief that the Library world is already assumed to be the source of primal resort, not necessarily LAST resort, when seeking information. We should be that front door through which the inquisitive enter for information. We can then point them to further branches for their more specific needs, some of which we will have and others of which we will know.
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