Eric Lease Morgan’s Top Tech Trends for ALA Mid-Winter, 2009

Eric Lease Morgan’s Top Tech Trends for ALA Mid-Winter, 2009:
Indexing with Solr/Lucene works well
Linked data is a new name for the Semantic Web
Blogging is peaking
Word/tag clouds abound
“Next Generation” library catalogs seem to be defined
And several more...

Finally, regarding change. It manifests itself along a continuum. At one end is evolution. Slow. Many false starts. Incremental. At the other end is revolution. Fast. Violent. Decisive. Institutions and their behaviors change slowly. Otherwise they wouldn’t be the same institutions. Librarianship is an institution. Its behavior changes slowly. This is to be expected.

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