You had to get up pretty early to assure yourself of a backrow seat for Liz Lawley’s keynote this morning. Found camped out in the back of the ballroom were three notable bloggers (l-r) Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian), David King (Dave’s Blog), and Aaron Schmidt (Walking Paper).
“Technologists think they can create the algorithmic equivalent of a good librarian,” Lawley said in opening her remarks. “It’s not going to happen.”
“Information retrieval is not going to replace the human touch,” she said. “You need a human/social context for things to work.”
The bloggers in the back of the room were living evidence of the social network that informs our thinking.
(See Nancy Garman’s full report on Lawley’s keynote, below).
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