Our Future Is Now

Umbach, Judith M.
August 2003
Feliciter;2003, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p206
The article presents a description given by a UCLA member who is also the chairperson of the Calgary Public Library Board and manager of innovation at the City of Calgary, of speakers viewpoint on technology, at the joint UCLA/ALA conference. A speaker expressed concern on the need to think about how to attract young people who take wireless computing and communications for granted and are comfortable with tiny devices, to take advantage of the searching capabilities of librarians. Another speaker Cliff Lynch guided the librarians through a more futuristic view of librarianship, warning them to start building the required infrastructure now, or else their future records will be greatly impoverished. He was speaking of the urgent need to collect, curate and provide access to the burgeoning world of online thought.


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