Thursday, 31 May 2012

Geek of the Week: Craig Simmons on the future of libraries in the digital age - GeekWire

Geek of the Week: Craig Simmons on the future of libraries in the digital age - GeekWire:

 "Craig Simmons, our latest Geek of the Week, didn’t originally plan to pursue a career in technology. Back in the 1990s, he was studying for his PhD, focusing on 18th Century and Early Modern British literature, when he realized that something needed to be done to make the rare books and manuscripts he was working with more widely accessible.
So he taught himself programming and early web development, and he’s been involved in technology ever since. Today he manages more than 100 members of the technology team at Serials Solutions, a company in Seattle that works to bring libraries into the digital age.
In our questionnaire below, we quiz him about the future of libraries and many other topics. Continue reading for his answers."
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