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Library Buzzwords We Can Do Without

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 3/25/11 (1:46pm)

Roy has a list of library buzzwords that have outlived their usefulness. My question is, why focus on a bunch of golden oldies when there's such a wealth of current -- I'm almost tempted to say, 'next-gen' -- buzzwords to choose from.

A partial list would include:

  • Digital Native
  • Discovery Tools
  • Library as Conversation
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Whatever 'cataloging' is called this year
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