Notable Quotes from Day One

I heard a lot of great things during the first day of the conference. Here are a few quotes that were intriguing:

"It’s pretty hard for me to imagine what CIL at 40 will be." —Cliff Lynch at the keynote, looking back at 20 years of library computing and wondering what the future might hold.

" A ‘portal’ is doing what libraries have always done." —Jean Foster from Windsor Public Library in Canada, on why their portal-building project was important.

"I believe that information overload is a myth." —Steven Cohen, explaining 10 ways to manage the way you monitor industry information.

"Did anybody bring tomatoes? ‘Cause I don’t want to say this if you did." —Genie Tyburski, as she was about to declare that tax-supported, physical libraries have a dim future.

Kathy Dempsey
Editor, Computers in Libraries magazine
kdempsey@infotoday.com

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