Lorcan Dempsey's "Thirteen Ways" Ranks Third on EDUCAUSE Review Online's List of Ten Most Widely Read Articles from 2012

Published on 10 December 2012, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention" discusses the position of the catalog and uses it to illustrate more general discovery and workflow directions. There is a renaissance of interest in the catalog and catalog data, yet it comes at a time when the catalog itself is being reconfigured in ways which may result in its disappearance as an individually identifiable component of library service. It is being subsumed within larger library discovery environments and catalog data is flowing into other systems and services.

Lorcan Dempsey is OCLC Vice President, Research and Chief Strategist. A librarian who has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, England and the US, he writes and speaks extensively, and can be followed on the web at Lorcan Dempsey's weblog and on twitter.

The EDUCAUSE Review and EDUCAUSE Review Online ten most widely read articles from 2012 focused on current IT issues, online education, analytics, academic libraries, and more.



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