January 2011 has 3 entries

  • The service turn ... January 28, 2011A while ago I spent some time looking through the institution profiles collected by ARL. One of the themes I noticed was the 'service turn', where libraries were looking at the quality of their services in support of research and learning as important markers of distinction, more important, maybe, than...read full entry...
  • Managing down collections ...January 21, 2011I was interested to read this from Karen Schneider a while ago: "Centralized mass storage for legacy print materials (paper-based books and journals) is by far the most under-observed trend in libraries today". I agree, with the friendly qualification that the trend is about managing the relationship between local, mass...read full entry...
  • Open for businessJanuary 21, 2011Well, I wish I could say I was back by popular demand ... but that might be stretching the truth just a little :-) I am resuming blogging activity for the new year. This also means that we will resume sending out the digest. However, we are going to experiment...read full entry...