This is my first real day back at work after Xmas and New Year, and my jury service. I abjectly failed to get writing over the festive break so I am cheating and just directing your attention to a short piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the death of academic libraries. I do sympathise with much of the writer’s analysis, viz. that librarians’ success in embracing the digital has made their print collections and their own activity redundant. I agree with some commenters that he overstates things a little, though by how much remains to be seen.
I think the piece is intended as a wake up call, urging us to start “plotting a realistic path to the future” for library services. That task is very much on my mind right now.
I hope to be back with a proper post later this week.