Break New Ground

The Enterprise Librarian

Bob Rhubart
Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team

Marketing guru Seth Godin's latest blog post, The Future of the Library, extends ideas and concepts he expressed in his recently launched Domino Project, an effort to revolutionize not just the publishing industry but the very nature of the book itself. This latest post also includes important insight that should resonate with enterprise architects, particularly those involved in efforts to bring social computing to the enterprise. 

For instance, in describing the library of the future, Godin says:

There are one thousands things that could be done in a place like this, all built around one mission: take the world of data, combine it with the people in this community and create value.

 Doesn't that also describe a critical goal not just of enterprise 2.0, but also of enterprise architecture? Can that goal be achieved solely through technological means, or would the creation of some kind of enterprise librarian role help to drive value-creation on an ongoing basis? 

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