The word of the day on dictionary.com is neoteric. The illustrative quote is:
Electronic books, they say, are asking them to make a mental transition — to veer from their ingrained appreciation for the printed books that fill our nation’s more than 120,000 public, academic and special interest libraries — to depend on a neoteric gizmo that disrupts the sacred union between man and book.
I presented updated versions of a presentation on libraries and pandemic effects and some implications for library collections recently. Each was delivered remotely, one to an event in Ostende, Belgium, and one to Milan, Italy, as unfortunately we have not yet returned to professional travel.