Dylan Tweney at RLG on the information universe

June 26, 2007 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

RLG Annual Meeting MP3s and notes are up, with tons of interesting stuff as always. The keynote speech by Dylan Tweney of Wired is really thought-provoking. All kinds of ideas in there about web history, 2.0 functions, and the (potential) role of libraries and librarians in the 2.0 universe. To wit:

By 2012, the demand for speed will have turned all publishers into de facto bloggers, and all search engines into Google.

There is an opportunity for librarians on the internet, but the window is closing.

What the information universe wants: a hackable library database.

read read read read read! Don’t miss his suggestion at the end:  create a books-digitization site similar to YouTube and let users digitize books themselves. Work out the copyright issues later. Wow!

MP3 of the follow-up Q&A session is also online.



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  1. Hey, thanks for the nice words! I really enjoyed giving that presentation. Of course, it’s even nicer to know that someone enjoyed hearing and/or reading it. 😉

  2. Excellent site, keep up the good work

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