I know, I’m a day late (again). I came back from vacation yesterday to dive right into integrating our new electronic journal list from our new serials vendor into our catalog, which process includes verifying the back files of each title and making sure that the overlapping databases (our general link resolver, whatever we get through other electronic resource vendors, etc.) It’s a lot of work and not one of these major companies has any way of doing batch updates (other than the typical batch activations that we use to upload changes and updates to the link resolver). Blah. And we just purchased a huge bundle of new material which also has electronic formats that needs to be integrated the same way, so . . . Double Blah.
Anyway, my boss forwarded this to us yesterday: "Do Libraries Matter: On Library & Librarian 2.0" by Michael Stephens on the ALA TechSource blog. I’m not sure that there’s much material here that hasn’t been written on or imagined by at least someone in Libraryland, but it’s good reading just the same and the links are active.