From the new Information Today (May 2005), a piece called “In the Beginning, there was Content” that features some cool folks discussing presence and the Web — as well as adapting to the rapid pace of change in our professional lives.
Roy Tennant discusses content, creation and change:
“In this world of ubiquitous and fluid content creation and distribution opportunities, only the flexible will survive. Those who can effectively use new modes of communication will be the primary creators of content…and librarians who can make sense of it all on behalf of their clientele will remain treasured assets to society. In such a world, those who thrive on change are king.”
Roy, you rock my world. Librarians need to be riding the crest of this wave: the blogging wave, the social software wave, the web catalog innovations wave. It’s time.