Each issue of this year’s FLAG we hope to share answers to questions related to library work and life by a variety of information professionals.
This issue’s question is:
What do you consider to be the most important issue in librarianship right now?
I think an important issue for libraries is platform fragmentation. With traditional collections a book is a book and most users arrive at the door with basic tool (literacy) to access that resource. However, with new media such as ebooks, streaming video and games being sold in exclusive, siloed packages libraries will severely challenged balance user access across the range of devices users will want to bring into the library.
Would you like to contribute to this new feature section? The next issue’s question is:
What is the best part of working in a library?
Send your responses with your name, job title, and institution to email@example.com.