Collecting conversations in a massive-scale world

R. David Lankes

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This paper highlights the growing importance, challenges, and opportunities of massive scale computing as they relate to libraries. Massive-scale computing is defined as the predictable widescale availability of computing power, storage, and network speeds at immense levels. The author argues that libraries must help shape the emerging world of nearly unlimited computing capacity, and outlines an approach to library service in such an environment: participatory librarianship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
JournalLibrary Resources and Technical Services
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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