[WEB4LIB] The Future

Dempsey,Lorcan dempseyl at oclc.org
Wed Jul 28 21:37:59 EDT 2004

Current IT Issues: 2004
Donald Z. Spicer and Peter B. DeBlois
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 39, no. 3 (May/June 2004): 12-26.

The above is presented in an academic context but is also of some general


Lorcan Dempsey
VP, Research, OCLC

-----Original Message-----
From: Helfrich, Gair [mailto:GHelfrich at acmail.aclink.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:13 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [WEB4LIB] The Future

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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