The New York State Board of Regents Advisory Council on Libraries has invited input from the library and education communities to inform development of a new statewide plan for library services, asking the question “What’s Your Vision for New York’s Libraries in 2020?”. The following is the text of the response submitted by Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources.
Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources, discusses the impact of the information technology revolution, the effects of the economic downturn and related cost-cutting measures, and why libraries matter more than ever.
In September, University Librarian Curtis Kendrick spoke at a hearing of the New York City Council’s Higher Education Committee, chaired by Councilman Charles Barron, about the escalating cost of textbooks and ways of driving down costs in a down economy and in the future.
The Internet has revolutionized the way we access the news, read books and listen to music. Now digital technology is changing academic publishing.
“What Google Books Deal Means for Libraries” is the first in a series of chats with Curtis Kendrick, CUNY University Librarian, on a wide variety of topics affecting libraries, CUNY and the community at large. Since Curtis took office in 2004, he has been committed to improving access to information through exchange of ideas and resources among CUNY faculty and the library, within departments, and with other NYC educational and cultural organizations. In the same spirit of exchange, this column encourages dialogue among all of these communities. We invite our readers’ responses.