From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Angela Galvan
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Internet of Things
Randall speaks to the issue better than I can at the moment.
On Mar 30, 2016 11:11 PM, "Cornel Darden Jr." <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes, indeed. IoT is not limited to a specific area of librarianship.
> Medical librarians and law librarians should be just as concerned and
> knowledgeable about such things. Are we suggesting that there is an
> area of librarianship that does not benefit from the IoT?
> As far a IoT being tech-ish, I would argue that librarianship is too.
> Hence, a huge divide in the craft.
> What area of librarianship is IoT of specific interest? Please edify.
> I apologize if I offended anyone, but as a librarian I am offened by
> our lack of consistency in a field that is obviously losing tremendous ground.
> I believe this very conversation is one of the reasons why that is such.
> We have to grow a backbone eventually and address it.
> Every industry and discipline is apart of the information and
> technology revolution. Why would librarianship, of all fields, believe
> thay we are somehow not only leaders of the revolution but, have the
> "option" to be on the back burner.
> Yet, I'm a private librarian, and the private sector doesn't afford
> such complacency in practicing one's craft.
> Again, sorry for the rant.
> Cornel Darden Jr.
> Chief Information Officer
> Casanova Information Services, LLC
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> > On Mar 30, 2016, at 9:16 PM, Lesli M <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I feel compelled to pipe up about the comment "Very sad that a
> > librarian
> didn't know what it was."
> > Librarians come in all flavors and varieties. Until I worked in a
> medical library, I had no idea what a systematic review was. I had no
> idea there was a variety of librarian called "clinical librarian."
> > Do you know the hot new interest for law libraries? Medical libraries?
> Science libraries?
> > The IoT is a specific area of interest. Just like every other
> > special
> interest out there.
> > Is it really justified to expect all librarians of all flavors and
> varieties to know this very tech-ish thing called IoT?
> > Lesli