Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Universities under attack

Fritt Ord, the London Review, and the New York Review of Books jointly sponsored a conference last week about the current plight of universities, "Universities Under Attack." You can read Keith Thomas's remarks from the conference at the LRB website. See also Our Universities: Why are they Failing?, Anthony Grafton's review 8 recent books on this topic in the New York Review of Books.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Future of libraries stuff

The future library could be a "fab-lab" - like the one taking shape at the Fayettville Free Library - or it could be something else, depending on the findings of a newly inaugurated Pew study on the Changing Role of Public Libraries and Library Users in the Digital Age .

Saturday, November 12, 2011