March 07, 2009

virtual library

Each time I borrow a book on lean six sigma, its aldready on hold by someone esle so I have to return it in 3 days. Thinking about that I realized that in the future we all could have a virtual library we could use so that everyone can have access to all books at anytime. We do not need to use paper and kill trees. It is environmentally friendly as well. Imagine each book available on your computer just a click away. I mean the concept of google book. How we have so many books scaned and available to use in google book result. In terms of asset management, it will be good as no maintenance will be required. You will not have people scribbling on the books, tearing pages or books being lost and needed to be replaced. Customer will be happy as well as they do not have to wait for books. As Paul said earlier "Stakeholer is King, Customer is God". So it is very important to keep the customer happy. So I think the example of a virtual library is a new way of knowledge and asset management. I am not sure if a virtual library aldready exist. It will be less expensive for the library too. Instead of buying many copies of one book, they can just buy one copy and scan it. Since asset management seems to be all about cost saving anywhich ways. Whats say people? do you agree with me??


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  1. As you said, that’s what Google is doing with Google Book, scanning important texts into electronic form… but as one would imagine this create copyright problems… Reading books online is also less ‘natural’ , I mean we can’t easily stick ‘post it’ notes or insert bookmarks (I know these features exist in online books but is not as convenient as hard copy book).

    07 Mar 2009, 23:03


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