Why Compete with Netflix?

Libraryman weighs in again in is ongoing discussion of netflix. I really believe this is something to pay close attention to, and Libraryman backs up his thoughts with some fascinating data. Do you read WIRED? You should!


“Why compete with Netflix?” With the thought that ultimately this really is about content access, Netflix is as good a place to start as any. So, why compete with Netflix? How about this: “Compete with Netflix as part of a multifaceted approach to securing and growing the role of libraries in the shifting community of information consumers.” Grandly put, compete with Netflix so that we can continue to offer our services to users in the next 10-30 years.

Libraryman aka Michael Porter promises more to come: “Another upcoming (likely the next) post will look at the community building features Netflix offers. The Netflix/Library numbers post is in the works too.” I look forward to these installments and the discussion that ensues. This is important stuff.