QOTD - those library users!

From Derek Law:

It is also something of a paradox that academic staff, who almost by definition work at the leading edge of their discipline and thrive on change are library and in many cases IT conservatives, seeking investment in back runs of journals and support for long since superseded or home-made software. As the mythical Professor Quincy Wagstaff (from the 1932 Marx Brothers film Horse Feathers) would have it 'Whatever it is, I'm against it'. [In: Hanson, Terry. 2005. Managing academic support services in universities: the convergence experience. London: Facet.p.101]

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Mar 24, 2009
Michael

Does that reflect only one side of the perennial arts/humanities-natural sciences divide, though?

I like to remember that the WWW was conceptualised by a Physics prof.