Friday, December 10, 2010

Light reading for the weekend

Library professionals deal with the distribution of and access to information.  But what is information?  Apparently, the folks at the OED have decided to revisit this word and its definitions in this new technological era.  An interesting article from the NYR Blog, titled "The Information Palace" by James Gleick discusses the changes in the word's meaning over time.  A great read for we librarians in training as we consider our responsibilities to our patron base as "information" grows at an exponential rate!

Happy Friday!

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