Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A story from Australia about a business shutting its library and making its employees become "self-service researchers": Fairfax's Business Arm Shooshes the Librarians

Fairfax Media is "Australasia's leading media company", according to their homepage . One would think that they, leaders in media, would know the value of the librarians, and the strength they give to the journalists. (An aside - has anyone tracked the stock performance of companies that have disbanded their libraries?)

As I have said many times to those about to graduate and apply for their careers - find out who has to pay for access to information, and if you have expert guidance. If you don't, ask for more salary.

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