Thursday, September 20, 2007

What He Said

T. Scott just posted an outstanding entry that in my opinion encapsulates the current state of affairs in the information community:

"Tell them that the publishing landscape is more complex than it has ever been before. Tell them that increasingly there is good quality information that their health professionals need that is available for free, but it is mixed up on the internet with tons of junk. Tell them that most of what they need is still expensive and it is not at all clear how quickly that's going to change. Point out that there has been an explosion of different types of resources -- point of care tools, online textbooks, evidence-based databases -- that we're not just talking about online journals."

It's complex, it's messy and information management skills are critical.

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