This blog is being written and maintained by students from the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, located in Detroit, Michigan, for their Introduction to the Information Professions course (LIS 6010).

The purpose of this blog is to explore the impact of technology on the library and information science profession, and to debate the pros and cons of various technological innovations as they relate to the future of librarianship.

Issues that will be covered in this blog include everything from the role of texting, tweeting, and instant messaging in the provision of library services to patrons, to the potential benefits and drawbacks of e-readers such as the Kindle.


3 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Marcus K. Adams
    October 27, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    Ok, I’m 55 and I only use my cell phone as a phone. I’m stale and I admit it. I understand instant messaging librarians for questions and libraries having Facebooks, but texting and tweeting? While its the cool thing to do for the moment, I wonder how much relevant information can be exchanged on a tweet or a text?

  2. 2 Joshua Pikka
    November 30, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    I like this site. The articles seem to be about pertinent topics, and are very interesting. It is interesting to read about the changing library, and guess where it is going. I also like how well you site your sources. I think you guys did very well.

  3. 3 Marcus K. Adams
    November 30, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    RE: The December Second Assignment

    Although I found the emphasis on technology a tad excessive, that is the title of the blog and my technological insecurities coming out. Other than some of the reader comments, I didn’t see much debate by the authors on the pros and cons of various technological innovations as they relate to the future of librarianship. I did find the “Digitalization and the Library” article substantive and enlightening, much less so for “Text a Librarian” and “Meebo.” I find websites that have a lot of stuff moving around a tad annoying, so I really like the simple, straightforward design of this blog and the easy access to the articles. That I can comment on an article without creating a separate logon account to do so is brilliant and user friendly. This is great!
    Thanks,
    Marcus


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