Libraryman

Beginning of The End?

No, but…
There is a quote in the movie version of i, robot that mentions the old fashioned folks who mourned and decried the death of libraries due to the net. Was the quote from this scene passed around the blogosphere while I was away this Spring/Summer? Didn’t see it in Feedster if it was. Guess the internet hasn’t made a good human search irrelevant just yet. ;)

Along these lines, Lorcan Dempsey’s blog points us towards a mention of proposed subject librarian staffing reductions at a university in the UK. This is due, naturally *smirk*, to the fact that “The university management thinks that technology has ‘deskilled’ literature searching”.

Say what you will about the movie version of the book and how it didn’t stick to the original story but maybe it didn’t lose the plot completely?

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