Newthink vs. Oldthink

Mediashift has a post about how the new media is shifting the way we think.

the media shift isn’t just about small vs. big. It’s also about a new way of thinking, or perhaps bringing back an old way of thinking that’s been lost in the era of big media mergers and the bottom-line focus on profits over serving people. The democratization of media is about letting a billion flowers bloom, and turning the power of news analysis, commentary, punditry and spoofery over to the people, now that they have the cheap technology of blogs, digital video cameras and broadband Internet access.

How are technologies shaping the way librarians and patrons think about the library? Are folks still stuck in the old way of thinking about the library? How can we get them to embrace new and fresh thinking?   More on this later when time permits.

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