Thursday, August 23, 2007

outsourcing a public library

This is kind of a disturbing tale from down in Jackson County, Oregon. It appears that county officials are going to outsource the operations of the library to a company in Maryland. Are we going to start seeing this "franchising" phenomenon in academic libraries?

It seems to me that you'd lose some of that local connection to the community by having a library run in a McDonalds style fashion.

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