– Bibliobabble? –
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The surge towards a print-less e-library recasts academic librarians as “rare book engineers”
Is “just in time” preserving what will be needed for a (hopefully) long future?
How preservable and verifiable are digital bits?
Who ensures there are physical, tangible copies of information that may come in handy one day…
even if it seems passe or unnecessary in current socio-cultural perceptions?
What if cloud data gets scrambled, wears away, ebook vendors aggregate totalitarian-ly,
Where are our contingency plans for the preservation of knowledge and culture?
How will we verify digital content?
and so on….