Applause to Lesli. +100
Kate Deibel, PhD | Web Applications Specialist
Information Technology Services
University of Washington Libraries
"When Thor shows up, it's always deus ex machina."
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lesli M
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Internet of Things
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?