From Gutenberg to GoogleThe case of the Bodleian Library, Oxford Presentation to the Union League of Philadelphia Reg Carr, Bodley’s Librarian 18 October 2005
“The book is dead!”“Move over Gutenberg!”Johann GutenbergRIP
“The book is dead!” The printed book RIPOr is it?
The principle of ‘co-existence’ of communications media types(The notion of ‘overlap’)
‘Co-existence’ still at work • ‘Fitness for purpose’… • E-mails, text messages and letters • Cell phones, laptops and pens and pencils • Keyboard skills and handwriting • Overlapping communications media
“The hybrid library” “The dominant user view of a library is of a physical space. But libraries are services which provide organised access to the intellectual record, wherever it resides, whether in physical places or in scattered digital information spaces. The ‘hybrid’ library of the future will be a managed combination of physical and virtual collections and information resources”
The application of computers in libraries From ‘mechanisation’to‘automation’to‘information, knowledge and digital asset management’
The ‘discontinuities’ of communications in the age of the Internet: big changes under way Broader than just libraries The nature of publishing The cycle of authoring, publication and reading Economic issues Legal issues Social issues
The digital information revolution:a phenomenal expansion The Internet The World Wide Web Feynman’s digital nanocube?