A suggested approach for the Digital Public Library of America
This blog post focuses on the three C’s of what libraries are all about: collections of knowledge, conversations about knowledge, and context for knowledge.
Wikipedia and the Death of the Expert
Learning is no longer a passive action where you just hear one perspective or seemingly authoritative version and take it as truth.
For nearly 20 years we have had the Internet, now grown into a medium of almost infinite paths, where “learning” means that you can Twitter directly to people in Egypt to ask them what they really think about ElBaradei (and get answers), ask an author or critic to address a point you feel he may have missed (ditto), or share your own insights in countless forums where they will be read and admired (and/or savaged.) Knowledge is growing more broadly and immediately participatory and collaborative by the moment.