[WEB4LIB] The Future

Linda Arret linda.arret at verizon.net
Wed Jul 28 16:12:51 EDT 2004

You may also find interesting the Library Journal cover article of May 1, 
2004, in case you have not already seen it:

Born with the Chip
By Stephen Abram & Judy Luther

"The next generation will profoundly impact both library service and the 
culture within the profession"


Linda Arret

Library Consultant
Reference Services and Technologies
Chevy Chase, MD  20815 USA
301-332-8666 (mobile)
linda.arret at verizon.net

At 12:23 PM 7/28/2004, Helfrich, Gair wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>The collective wisdom of this group is needed! For the first time in
>many years we are working on our Master Plan. Naturally, one component
>of that plan is Technology and I've been asked to use a crystal ball and
>look ahead for the next 5 years. Right now we're short staffed and I'm
>having trouble keeping up with today, let alone anticipating what's
>coming in the next 5 years. That's probably true for many of us. :-)
>At any rate, if some of you who are on the cutting edge or have a clear
>crystal ball are willing to share some insights I'd very much appreciate
>it. What do you think is coming in technology in general and
>specifically in library technology. We've already got wireless on our
>radar--and have implemented in 2 branches so far--and are considering
>RFID. You can reply to the list or to me personally and I'll summarize
>the answers for the list.
>Thanks in advance,
>Gair Helfrich
>Gair Helfrich
>Network Services & Computer Services Manager
>Atlantic County Library
>40 Farragut Avenue
>Mays Landing, NJ 08330
>609-625-2776 ext. 6313  Fax: 609-625-8143
>ghelfrich at acmail.aclink.org

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