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Monographcentricity

Why monographs have ruined the world…

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Monographcentricity

  1. 1. what the b**k?rurik.greenall@ub.ntnu.no | @brinxmatCC BY-SA 3.0
  2. 2. an academic libraryperspective
  3. 3. https://twitter.com/TAC_NISO/status/323829380893769729
  4. 4. monographcentricity
  5. 5. “a funny word for book”https://twitter.com/lukask/status/323868133574184960
  6. 6. formats designed to representthe kind of thing that librariesare interested in (in the 1960s)
  7. 7. based on formatsdesigned in the 1800s
  8. 8. based on ideas from 245 BCE
  9. 9. “…book…book…book…”Cutter CA. Public libraries in the United States of America: their history, condition & management : a specialreport department of the interior bureau of Education.Washington: Government printing Office; 1876.From Cutter’s 1876“Rules for a printeddictionary catalogue”
  10. 10. …in an age wherecontent is delivered inmany, many formats…
  11. 11. …and “books” aresimply digital objects
  12. 12. disagree?
  13. 13. what percentage of ourbudgets are spent on “books”?
  14. 14. ta :)

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