Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Blending Libraries and IT Organizations"

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting discussion on the increasing convergence of university libraries and IT organizations. It is a Q&A session with Eugene Spencer, an independent consultant to U.S. colleges. The discussion describes possible mergers of university IT and library organizations. I think one of the important questions to many of the people concerned, is which of the two cultures will dominate in the new structure? I am aware of examples in Canada where the CIOs of universities have been librarians.

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