RDZFA4JQUF7Z ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries, in the USA) has released a new report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025, "to prompt academic librarians to consider what trends may impact the future of higher education in order to take strategic action now". Brief scenarios were presented and ACRL members asked to comment on them. Four scenarios were judged to be high impact and probability and approaching fast "INCREASING THREAT OF CYBERWAR, CYBERCRIME, AND CYBERTERRORISM; MEET THE NEW FRESHMAN CLASS; RIGHT HERE WITH ME; SCHOLARSHIP STULTIFIES"
Thanks to Yazdan Mansourian for alerting me to this.
Also apologies for the weird code at the start,, I am reclaiming my blog on Technorati and you have to include the code in a post to prove it is your blog.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Icelandic poppies, June 2010.