図書館員は時代遅れか?図書館員が極めて重要である33の理由

「多くの者がデジタル時代は公共の本棚を一掃し、数百年続いた図書館の時代を永久に終わらせるだろうと予想する。技術の不可解な武勇と前進は、ある図書館員に組織の終焉を予見させてさえいる。彼の予見は正しいかも知れない。しかしその喪失は埋め合わせることはできない。」

このように始まり、デジタル時代にこそ図書館と図書館員が極めて重要な存在である理由33件を列挙する記事が掲載されています。

33の理由は以下のとおりです。

1. Not everything is available on the internet
2. Digital libraries are not the internet
3. The internet isn’t free
4. The internet complements libraries, but it doesn’t replace them
5. School Libraries and Librarians Improve Student Test Scores
6. Digitization Doesn’t Mean Destruction
7. In fact, digitization means survival
8. Digitization is going to take a while. A long while.
9. Libraries aren’t just books
10. Mobile devices aren’t the end of books, or libraries
11. The hype might really just be hype
12. Library attendance isn’t falling – it’s just more virtual now
13. Like businesses, digital libraries still need human staffing
14. We just can’t count on physical libraries disappearing
15. Google Book Search “don’t work”
16. Physical libraries can adapt to cultural change
17. Physical libraries are adapting to cultural change
18. Eliminating libraries would cut short an important process of cultural evolution
19. The internet isn’t DIY
20. Wisdom of crowds is untrustworthy, because of the tipping point
21. Librarians are the irreplaceable counterparts to web moderators
22. Unlike moderators, librarians must straddle the line between libraries and the internet
23. The internet is a mess
24. The internet is subject to manipulation
25. Libraries’ collections employ a well-formulated system of citation
26. It can be hard to isolate concise information on the internet
27. Libraries can preserve the book experience
28. Libraries are stable while the web is transient
29. Libraries can be surprisingly helpful for news collections and archives
30. Not everyone has access to the internet
31. Not everyone can afford books
32. Libraries are a stopgap to anti-intellectualism
33. Old books are valuable

本文へ↓
Are Librarians Totally Obsolete? 33 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important (January 30th , 2007)
http://www.degreetutor.com/library/adult-continued-education/librarians-needed

Thanks to Stephan's Lighthouse
http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/archives/2007/01/33_reasons_why.html