Law, Derek (2009) Waiting for the (digital) barbarians. Information Outlook, 13 (8).
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Constantine Cavafy's 1904 poem "Waiting for the Barbarians" provides a useful metaphor for where libraries now find themselves. Decked in our professional finery, we wait for the digital natives to arrive. The danger is that by waiting and not acting, we will, like Cavafy's senators, find that the barbarians never come, because they have passed us by as being irrelevant.
|Keywords:||digital natives, digital libraries, forecasts, trends, internet, user statistics, Information resources, Electronic information resources|
|Subjects:||Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources|
Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
|Department:||Professional Services > Information Services Directorate|
|Depositing user:||Professor Derek Law|
|Date Deposited:||18 Feb 2010 09:34|
|Last modified:||12 Mar 2012 11:03|
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