Friday, June 5, 2015

Futures

It will be a short post today as I'm completely exhausted after an all-day vendor roadshow, followed by a 7 km run with my bestie, and then a shopping marathon at the sales in the city.

The vendor roadshow was great, they had so many new things to show us and they are always thinking of the future. They are preparing for a world where BibFrame and linked data has replaced MARC cataloging, where library books are searchable through Google, and where circulation and everything else is in the cloud.

Are libraries as motivated to prepare the future as profit driven companies are? So far, I would say we haven't been, but I'm seeing more and more signs that we are thinking about it more seriously and more collectively than we have in the past.

Good night 😴