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Departed Colleagues

The library and information science worlds lost a couple of true visionaries in 2013.

Here’s a little more information about our departed colleagues, who embodied the spirits of innovation and intellectual challenge upon which Computers in Libraries was founded.

Peter Scott

Peter achieved acclaim in the early days of the Internet as the developer of Hytelnet (, which connected librarians to distant catalogs.

Peter was also a renowned bluesman.  Here he is playing with his band Cotton:

And here is Peter’s obituary.

Rich Wiggins

Rich championed the cause of enlightening the world about the Internet and how it would come to affect everyone’s lives (especially librarians!).  In 1993 he published The Internet for Everyone: A Guide for Users and Providers.

Here, Rich is remembered by long-time friend, colleague, intellectual sparring partner, and fellow visionary Roy Tennant.

A memorial video made for his memorial service:

And here is a Rich’s obituary.