Monday, July 27, 2009

Random Thoughts from Sunday

  • Attendance at this conference was announced as 2,179. Is that on track with recent years? I know I miss seeing a number of my colleagues who are at home due to budget problems.
  • Keynote: Libraries tend to let the perfect become the enemy of the good. The social, F2F aspect of libraries is our best quality. There is a huge untapped desire to be part of something.
  • RDA: How much more will the timeline slip? How/when will we all be trained? How will the relationship with FRBR "manifest" itself? And what if the testing results in a decision NOT to implement?
  • Library Automation: How painful will the transition from OPACs ("a dying breed") be? The good news is we are seeing innovation in the library automation industry. The bad news is, innovative change is often a challenge to weather.
  • Food: Why are all the plates in this town square?

1 comment:

  1. Square plates . . . especially troubling.