Seth Godin discusses libraries in a recent post. I'm still sorting out my response (initially it was a lot of OH COME ON NOW - I seem to be calming down) but thought I'd bring both Seth's post, and a great response written by SLA member Sarah Glassmeyer to your attention.
Here's a sneak peek:
Seth: "Once again, the net turns things upside down. The information is free now. No need to pool tax money to buy reference books."
Sarah: "Ha. Haha. HAHAHAHAHA. Oh, man, I can’t wait to tell our aquisitions department to tell West to take their bills and STUFF THEM because INFORMATION IS FREE NOW."
What is your response to Seth's post?
[cross-posted with the Academic division blog to encourage more discussion.]