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What keeps you up at night?

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When some library directors were asked that question, the response from many was “the rapid pace of change!” I’d add to that, especially changes in technology.

It’s hard to keep up knowledge-wise, let alone have the financial resources to implement it in the library.

Some interesting numbers that make the point:

2003: 43.7 million websites
2013: 785.3 million websites

2003: 650 million cell phones
2013: 1.8 billion cell phones, including 1 billion smartphones

2003: 280,590 available ebook titles
2013: 4.1 million available ebook titles

2003: 8.8 million global mobile broadband users
2013: 2.1 billion global mobile broadband users

I’m not sure it does any good to lose sleep over this! What keeps you awake at night?


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Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 02/06/2014 08:13:16 AM | 

The philosophical possibility that we are all hooked up to machines, that reality is just another dream we haven't awaken from, that advanced humans from the future are controlling us. normal stuff.
Posted by: Matt S ( Email ) at 2/11/2014 11:01 AM

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