Richard Akerman on Libraries and Publishing

John Dupuis writes: Richard Akerman, Technology Architect at CISTI and author of Science Library Pad is interviewed at Confessions of a Science Librarian about the future of libraries and scholarly publishing:

I think there was a big, big intermediation role that libraries just have to let go of. It isn’t coming back. And there’s also a big, big technology investment, in catalogues and ILS systems that worked in ways that librarians understoood, that were basically library operations, turned into computer programs and databases. As the library operations radically transform, there is a huge challenge in transforming the supporting technology systems.