Friday, February 25, 2005

ALA Prez on Blogs

In a Library Journal piece, Michael Gorman said in part, "Given the quality of the writing in the blogs I have seen, I doubt that many of the Blog People are in the habit of sustained reading of complex texts. It is entirely possible that their intellectual needs are met by an accumulation of random facts and paragraphs." This has generated a lot of talk on the LITA listserv and on various blogs like Free Range Librarian and Slashdot. Now Gorman says his piece was satirical. Perhaps it was, but the fallout isn't exactly good publicity for librarians -or bloggers.


David Booker said...
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David Booker said...

I tried to post some links, but messed it up. There is LOTS of chatter about this. Some even calling for resignation or impeachment.