Tuesday, May 31, 2011

play to your strengths

Libraries have:
real, professionally trained staff that help, a bias towards quality, geographic proximity with communities, alignment with learning or community goals, hard copy and electronic resources, a bias towards patron privacy and confidentiality, bridges across the economic and ability divide, trust

Google has:
more stuff, a neat algorithm, a unified brand, a mobile strategy at the point of need, only focuses on the big stuff

and we are mobile too:  UofS Library App

1 comment:

  1. Good find! This is a very interesting topic. I see that Stephen is writing an article on this - I'll have to watch for it. Someone made a good point on how libraries need Google, and Google needs libraries. I guess when Google has all the money and power, we might as well make use of their services and essentially try to take back some of that power.