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Content in the Digital World

Guest blog by Scott Hargrove, director of IT and support services for the Fraser Valley Regional Library, and a presenter on digital competition at the Future of Libraries Institute. In a previous blog posting (2013 11 25), I noted the incredible growth of non-traditional competition that libraries are facing in the digital era. At the […]

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What is Wrong with Our Associations? Part II

What do remarkable associations do that others don’t? Well, wouldn’t you know it? There is some research in this area. There are seven measures that are common, stated below with a few comments and observations by me. Commitment to Purpose 1. A Customer Service Culture—“We’re here to serve you.” 2. Alignment of Products and Services […]

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eBook Conundrums

Guest blog by Paul Whitney   The Economist in a recent article described the long-standing relationship between libraries and publishers as being like “a tired marriage”, that is, “reassuringly dull”. With the advent of the eBook, the relationship is now considered “a nail-biter”. This new tense reality is well appreciated by library staff struggling to […]

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They Shot the Horses

Guest posting by Jacqueline van Dyk Twenty years ago, I attended the National Summit on Information Policy, held in Ottawa. The world was on the brink of radical change – something that would later be called the World Wide Web was starting to happen. Those were heady days as technology leaders, forward thinkers and librarians […]

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