Morgan, Eric Lease. "Today's Digital Information Landscape" Musings on Information and Librarianship (01 December 2007)(http://infomotions.com/musings/digital-landscape/). - Eric Lease Morgan of the University Libraries of Notre Dame wrote a lecture for the University of North Texas on the landscape of today's library in a digital word. He puts into words something that I've recently addressed in a workshop for cataloging electronic resources: "Libraries are still about the processes of collection, preservation, organization, dissemination, and sometimes evaluation of data and information. While the mediums, environments, and tools have dramatically changed, the problems and services the profession addresses remain the same." In this lecture, Morgan brings together XML, indexing, social software, and open source catalogs and repositories. A great introduction to the issues that technical services departments are facing right now. I wish I could have attended this lecture and listened to the question and answer period!
--Reprinted by permission from Current Cites 18(12) (December 2007)