Voyager to ALMA - Space to Soul Process for Discovery Systems Adaptation to Changing Search Environments

MARVIN, Stephen (2017) Voyager to ALMA - Space to Soul Process for Discovery Systems Adaptation to Changing Search Environments. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session S10 - Satellite Meeting: Reference and Information Services and Information Technology Sections.

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Voyager to ALMA - Space to Soul Process for Discovery Systems Adaptation to Changing Search Environments

A rigorous itinerary for selection, acquisition, metadata management, digitization and fulfilment for the full spectrum of materials regardless of format does not mention training and orientation programs. Teachable moments exist while the IT workflows promise new analytics; values to institutional outcomes; and tying text and data sets beyond traditional content. “…why people continually shell out money for new cellphones with small, mostly cosmetic changes (he refers to this as “treadmilling techno-dissatisfaction”), arguing that contemporary society suffers from “neomania” (“the love of the modern for its own sake”). “We are moving into the far more uneven distribution of 99/1 across many things that used to be 80/20: 99 percent of Internet traffic is attributable to less than 1 percent of sites, 99 percent of book sales come from less than 1 percent of authors ... and I need to stop because numbers are emotionally stirring.” Kakutani, Michiko (December 2012) ‘Antifragile,’ by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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