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Why We Need Librarians

I haven't seen this before and I don't think it's made the round of listservs (that I'm subscribed to). Plus it was posted during ALA conference so I'm just getting around to it now. So here is a post by David Weinberg in Everything is Miscellaneous about Why We Need Librarians. Very interesting post. He argues that we need both tagging and a systematic cataloging structure in our web 2.0 world. He is responding to a paper by Thomas Mann, Peloponnesian War and the Future of Reference, Cataloging,
and Scholarship in Research Libraries
. I just came across these and haven't delved into them yet but I thought I'd throw it out to you for your reading pleasure as well.
Let me know what you think.

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