But that's where all my stuff is!
On 6/5/06, Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would argue that our energy would be better spent thinking about
> the next generation library rather than the next generation opac.
> Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that the very idea of having
> a catalog as an important component of a library smacks of retrograde
> thinking? To my mind, in a clean-slate NG Library architecture, the
> library catalog should only exist as a facade that recognizes of the
> vanity of libraries and the people who fund them.
> I can think of no technical justification for library catalogs as we
> look forward. If not the next generation, then the next-next
> generation of libraries. The functions that exist today in library
> catalogs need to be pushed in two directions- toward the user on one
> hand, and towards global registries on the other.
> the other Eric
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