I’ve been delighted at the amount of attention that my recent Perceptions 2007: An international survey on Library Automation has received. While at the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia lots of folks mentioned to me that they had read the report and appreciated its results.
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Richard Wallis of Talis interviewed me last week about the report, which is now available as a podcast on the Talis panlibus site. In the interview I talked about the reasons why I thought such a report was needed, the methodology used to conduct the survey, and my impressions of the results.
The report has been covered in many blogs, including: Steven Arnold in Beyond Search, Roy Tennant on his Library Journal blog, Library Support Staff, Lorcan Dempsey's weblog, Michael Casey's LibraryCrunch, Edward Corrado, Bill Drew on Baby Boomer Librarian, and by Eric Schnell in The Medium is the Message. Prior to the podcast, Richard Wallis also blogged about the article on the Talis panlibus blog.
The folks at Polaris were, of course, delighted about the study, even offering print outs of the report at their booth at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
Thanks to everyone to took the time to read the report. I appreciate all the personal messages I've recieved about it and especially those that mentioned the report in thier blogs.
Marshall Breeding Jan 21, 2008 10:43:52
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