Posted by: ccclib | March 5, 2013

Wikipedia a signpost pointing to libraries?

John Mark Ockerbloom makes the case that instead of competing with Wikipedia, libraries should use it to create awareness and redirect interest toward library resources that are unavailable online. He then outlines steps that would be needed to make this a reality, such as the creation of forwarding links and changing displays inside physical libraries.

Ockerbloom’s approach acknowledges and respects the fact that patrons start their searches online, and seeks only to improve the outcomes of their research — not to convince them not to start with the Internet. —BoingBoing

Everybody’s Libraries

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