Monday, February 04, 2008

Dare to think of a virtual library? Check out NetLibrary's news that they now have a catalog of over 160,000 ebooks and eaudiobooks, thanks to new agreements they just signed with 21 international publishers: NetLibrary is OCLC's platform for econtent delivery.

Let's play 'what if': what if we become knowledge navigators (see previous post) of virtual collections? What if we are able to visit every patron at their desktop (or in person at their elbow) and help guide them to download their required readings? What if we could completely convert our collections to virtual, yet have to add library staff rather than reduce the numbers due to increased service and education opportunities and requirements?

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