Last year I criticized the Horizon Report for failing to include a member of the academic library community among their Advisory Board. I finally had an opportunity to read the Horizon Report for 2007. Again, the report should be required reading for academic librarians. And again, there are no librarians on the Advisory Board.
The lack of a librarian is all the more surprising because the top five issues are mostly Web 2.0 (social networking, virtual worlds, mobile phones, etc.) technologies that academic librarians have been actively discussing, exploring and applying to practice. Surely we must have something useful to add to the writing of the Report. And although the Horizon Advisory Board took note of information literacy as a “key trend” what the 2007 report had to say was little changed from 2006.
Well, one can only hope the Advisory Board will consider inviting an academic librarian to join for 2008.