Let me use RSS as an example. RSS 1.0 was born December 2000. RSS 2.0 in September 2002. Itâ€™s almost 2006 and ILS vendors are just now starting to unveil some RSS feeds. We shouldnâ€™t be treating those announcements like watershed moments. Theyâ€™re tidbits of â€œtoo-little-too-lateâ€ packaged in shiny wrappers, served with a helping of â€œWhoâ€™s your Daddy?â€
No, thatâ€™s not ok. Itâ€™s certainly not innovative. We need another model that will allow us to handle progress ourselves because we can not, must not, rely on our vendors. So what should we be asking them for? In the face of Web 2.0 advancements, what is something concrete to demand of vendors that will enable us to implement our own individual visions of Library 2.0 and prepare us for what comes after?
Very well thought out and right on the mark.