Gatekeeper to a Thousand Gates

Librarians provide access to information they license or own.  This gatekeeping role became confused as people could access information directly.  I can now choose e-books and digital audio and video from multiple sources.  But I also need to have multiple … Read more

Legal Research Thaumaturgy

I’d reviewed “Bob’s Bible” the night before class so I was ready when Professor Robert Wright asked the question.  A question he’d asked the same way at the same point in law school so often it had been recorded by … Read more

Information isn’t Free

Information isn’t free.  Someone is being paid, at some point between creation and delivery.  This is a substantial problem for libraries, who are perceived as a free resource.  Just because you don’t pay an entrance or use fee when you … Read more