The crisis in library systems arose because the people who build them and those who pay for them couldn’t imagine them in any other way. Open, remixable systems will allow patrons of tomorrow the opportunity to build the information solutions we can’t now imagine.
I’m keynoting the Rethinking Resource Sharing Conference this morning just outside of Chicago. I’ll be using the quote above to illustrate how important it is to look toward sharing and opening our data. Please read Casey Bisson’s excellent post about the the usability, findability ans remixability of our content.