Sunday, June 26, 2005

Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: In the flow

Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: In the flow: "Libraries have always been eager to 'fit in' to their users' lives. In a network environment, this increasingly means 'fitting in' with evolving network workflows."
Lorcan continues exploring the impact of library users becoming "network" people. His brief posting of April 24 begins to describe the issue:

We are used to thinking about the user in the library environment. This will continue to be important.

A major part of our challenge moving forward is thinking about the library in the user environment.

The user is increasingly a network person, who may move through several environments.

The significant issue here is that we need to shift our focus from the library to the user...