Future reading: digitization and its discontents, an article by Anthony Grafton in the New Yorker, was widely noticed this week.
It was nice to see him mention the Worldmap. This was a project we undertook in the context of the Changing Global Book Collection Patterns in ARL Libraries study. Coincidentally, we put up a new version this week.
The OCLC WorldMap is a prototype system that provides an interactive visual tool for selecting and displaying international library holdings represented in WorldCat, and publishing, library, cultural heritage, and collection data. [Worldmap]