Thom Hickey described his experience speaking at a conference organized by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries on his blog. The conference title: The Future of the Catalog: Deconstruction or Reinvention? Personally, I’ve managed to convince myself that everything in the world of libraries is a matter of reinvention. Deconstruction and analysis can only take you so far, I’ve found. Perhaps a better question is whether Libraryland is reinventing us in a Procrustean sort of way or we are reinventing it the way Peter the Great reinvented 18th century Russia. I’d like to think we’re in charge, but everyone reading this knows that institutions have a way to getting what they want regardless of what their caretakers think. Oh, well.
At any rate, it looks like it was a pretty nifty conference.