1 Response to Metadata wants to be free!

  1. Nina Antosz says:

    Phil, you stated “The skills of a Librarian are now starting to become second nature to the youth of today”, well not really, we still have an ability to conduct more and more complicated searches. People do not have the time and skills necessary to keep up on each new innovation in the search world, and they will need a competent professional to turn to.
    Libraries will still be preserving ‘metadata’ (archiving), OK, the format will change, but the facts and data will be still the same and yes the librarians will be experts in retrieving those facts.
    Libraries need to become not only a resource but experts as well in the new technologies.
    As for a source of the facts, libraries should be just a source of facts.

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