Life is a Mystery

5 December 2009

Let’s de-crap-ify the library

Do you have a few minutes? 12? If you care about libraries, take those 12 minutes to listen to a bit of wailing from Tim Spalding, the guy behind LibraryThing. I showed LibraryThing to a small group at Minitex in September 2005, the same month it became public. Today LibraryThing gets more traffic than WorldCat. What I love about Tim is that even as an outsider to the profession, he takes librarianship seriously and does everything he can to help drag libraries into the future. This is just a gentle kick in the pants for librarians.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org