The National Electronic Library: A Guide to the Future for Library Managers

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Gary M. Pitkin
Greenwood Publishing Group, 01.01.1996 - 192 Seiten
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The National Information Infrastructure will bring information to the doorstep of every household. Librarianship must respond to this development through the National Electronic Library. Librarianship as a profession must set the information agenda if it is to be a viable and influential entity in the electronic environment. Traditional library services are being redefined by technology, and the concept of the National Electronic Library must combine the roles of the academic institution, public enterprise, and library education. This professional reference is a guide to assist librarians in planning for the future.

The volume maintains that the growing electronic environment is driving a cultural transformation in which libraries must examine and understand what libraries have been, what they are, and what they need to be. Libraries need to participate actively in this transformation in order to remain the central providers of information and related services. The book explores the National Electronic Library as a concept and formal organization. Library services, collections, and the physical facility are examined in terms of present and future needs based on the rapidly changing electronic environment, and the volume relates the future management of information to administrative structures, constituencies, public and technical services, collection development, education, and strategic planning.

  

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A note of anxiety sounds throughout this collection of 12 articles, edited by the dean of university libraries at the University of Northern Colorado and author of The Impact of Emerging Technologies ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

The Environment Personified
3
Consortia and the National Electronic Library
17
The Academic Institution and the National Electronic Library
33
The Public Enterprise and the National Electronic Library
49
Library Education and the National Electronic Library
69
Facilities Services and Planning in the Revolutionized
83
The Architects Point of View
99
Collection Development in the Revolutionized Environment
125
Public Services in the Revolutionized Environment
139
Strategic Planning and the Allocation of Library Resources
159
Selected Bibliography
179
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Über den Autor (1996)

GARY M. PITKIN is Dean of University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado.

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