Sarah Rosenblum passed on an interesting article from the Library Journal reporting on the American Library Association’s 2006 conference and the challenge that Google was presenting libraries. There was a lot of talk about social software but also talk of gorilla’s as well. I liked this quote:

“Google is so pervasive in so many realms that used to be specifically what libraries did,” Janes explains. “It is a collection, it is a way of searching, a navigation mechanism. It is doing all these things that look like what people used to go to libraries and librarians for.” Google, he says, “is the 800-pound gorilla.”

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