Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Libraries and IT centers

How many college or university libraries have incorporated the outreach / training / service functions that were once handled by college computing centers? At one time, people were talking about how computers and the Internet would make libraries obsolete; but a quick Google search on “library and technology center” yields some 15,000 hits. Admittedly this is a very coarse search, but it suggests that more than a few institutions have folded the functions together.

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  1. Ours is folded together. I don’t think it’s really a good idea, actually. But actually, computing still does technology training, while the library does “library training.” There is no real integration of our departments.

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