> ..... I would hope that it would
> be a community that feels more welcoming to the librarians who usually hand
> off anything related to technology to "the people who are supposed to handle
> those kinds of things for us."
It concerns me that technology is seen as belonging to another
discipline entirely despite the fact that libraries are extremely
technology dependent. It is this dynamic which has led to a "shopping
club" mentality presumes that the best solutions will come from the
Anything that encourages librarians to be more technology
aware/capable is a good thing. Given that oss stuff has better
prospects of success with larger rather than smaller communities, it
seems like the better way to address the issue is find where people
naturally gravitate, and then try to make that environment work for as
many people as possible. That ultimately leads to better cross
pollination of ideas.