Monday 13 January 2014

Eli Neiburger - Delta Ahead: Diversifying the Value of Libraries for the 21st Century

Eli Neiburger, who we've drawn your attention to before, has created another presentation that'll have you reaching for your keyboard to note down what he's just said.

"Ebooks are bullshit. They're a web page with a lock on it."

"Libraries are not free. There’s nothing free about the library...we buy our allegiance to our taxpayers by telling them that the library is free to use because they already paid for it. And more to the point if they don’t have a library card they’re throwing that money away."

"Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, all free. But remember, if you’re not paying for a product, you are the product. Our customers have already paid for our product."

"And what’s the reality of storing things online? Infinite shelf, you never have to decide whether you have room for it ever again."

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