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“The contextual relevance of data and itsexpression through visualization are intrinsic components of human communication .”
I“ nformation obeys no border. Once deep insideany single thing you begin to find connections to everything.”
“ We must open our eyes and see that moderncivilization has become so complex and the lives ofcivilized men so interwoven with the lives of other menin other countries as to make it impossible to be in thisworld and out of it.”
“Contextualisation represents an early 21st CenturyEverest for readers’ advisors to climb.”
“To make discovery work, we have to rely onoffering books that speak to a range of tastes, whichis best elucidated by a group of individuals who makejudgments”.
“Assembles content from multiple sources to createnew works…Reading enough to find common strandsamong multiple works...”
“The Reading Path is a way for the readers advisor tomake more creative connections between the reader andbooks of interest to that reader.”
“Readers go to a book because of its subject, but they stayfor everything else.”
Our understanding of the complexity of way-findingecosystems… “changes everything, actually.”
“ The net is an unending NOW of moments anddistractions and wonderments and puzzlements…”
“It’s not the book you start with, it’s the book thatbook leads you to.”
“History of Science Fiction” by Ward Shelley (2011)
“All the people, places and things from the world outsidethe story. And here’s where they all come together. It allbegins with a book.”
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T “ hey offer patrons the best of the library interms of resources, expertise and imagination.”
“They help the RA librarian contextualise thecollection and practise skills on a deeper level.”
“Aggregators of the future will create value byunderstanding the individual preferences of customersand creating personalized slices of entertainment forthem.”
“…to truly create and contribute… we have to be able toconnect countless dots.”
“Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think.Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
“Please remember: things are not what they seem.”
Who we must not become: “bibliographic hospiceworkers concerned only with making the terminallyill library as comfortable as possible before itexpires.”
Who we must become: “’Curiosity Sherpas who leadus to things we didn’t know we were interested in untilwe, well, until we are.”