RE: Create or Consume!
I enjoyed the good nature of this blog post and agree that it while it is an unusual comparison to think of libraries being like Microsoft, it is an astute observation. As has become the case in the world of technology if you aren’t innovating you aren’t relevant and the tale of Microsoft in the mid-90s, flush with success from the monumental adoption of Windows 95, is comparable to the state of library institutions reluctant to be receptive toward adoption of new identities and functions in a digital world. The biggest take home for me was the concept of libraries not having a monopoly on research anymore, or further not having a monopoly on many of the functions they are traditionally thought to have. This challenge seems to override the digital preservation realm which we are discussing this week especially.