Librarians and “Wild Abandon”:

‘A publishing executive turns in the night, her sleep disturbed by a vivid nightmare: Deep inside the halls of a venerable college campus, a renegade group of access-crazy techie librarians are scanning the entire contents of hundreds of textbooks, cover to cover, with wild abandon and mounting them on a web page with no restrictions they are doing this just because the technology exists to do so, and without any thoughts about the repercussion of their actions. They excitedly talk of their status as pioneers of a twenty-first century economics, where information is “free for all.”’ –Managing Electronic Reserves by Jeff Rosedale


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