10.0611 libraries not the culprit

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 19:51:11 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 611.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Ruth Jackson <rjackson@wvu.edu> (8)
Subject: 10.0580 technocrats, libraries, preservation

I too wish to comment on the statement made by Dr. Peter Herman about the
people running our libraries. The pressure for tossing out printed materials
is not from librarians, it's the technocrats and many upper level
administrators who neither understand scholarly communications nor the need
to preserve original works. On the contrary, librarians are the most
concerned about this "head long" plunge into technocracy. Even with
electronic formats preservation is a major concern for libraries and the
nation. Librarians are not the culprit here!

Ruth M. Jackson, Ph.D.