Dear Libraryland

I agree with JoshKaren is brilliant (which I hear as the guys on the Guinness commercials say it):

Our old tools are not easy or particularly accessible; our old way of doing things is unjustifiably laborious and expensive (and may have contributed to the pickle we are in, by increasing the temptation to agree to less-than-optimal negotiations with content licensors) … But in the end, after we conclude that the user is not broken, and that the tools we design must reflect this fact, and before the train pulls away forever… can we also agree that the first commitment to ease of access needs to include the right"”forever, and always"”to read?

I head the pleasure of hearing Karen give the keynote at Code4Lib and I could tell that she was a passionate person – and this post just shows it even more!

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