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Day of the Long Tail

Another great professional video uploaded to YouTube that is usually only seen at expensive conferences. (Thanks Chris Anderson via Michael)
Anyway, have a look here.
It asks but barely suggests answers to the statement – The audience is up to something … Can’t we just blog back at them?
The universe of audience created and shared content is an interesting one for our library sector. A totally empowered user shakes the foundation of everything – publishers, libraries, authors, creators, rights, learning and community. That might be good.
I even heard someone recently decry, in reference to LibraryElf and LibraryThing and blogs, how dare users share their own private information and personal content! Imagine!? We must protect them. How can we stop them? [Talk about not getting it!]
Anyway, it’s a useful video to ignite a discussion. A big discussion about libraries’ roles in the world of massive content creation through non-traditional channels.

Posted on: August 1, 2006, 8:13 pm Category: Uncategorized

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