Sunday, August 07, 2005

The college library of tomorrow | CNET News.com

The college library of tomorrow | CNET News.com

"We're really in a period of challenging transition, where we sort of know how to provide digital access to information, but we're very concerned about how to build a scholarly record over the long term," said MacKenzie Smith, associate director for technology in MIT's libraries.
I think this really is the challenge. The presentation of digital content will continue to improve, but that is no longer the big challenge. Libraries have traditionally played a huge role in preserving content. How we will do that (if we should do that) in a digital culture is the challenge before us.