Librarians are experts at selecting, evaluating, and disseminating the best content in the most appropriate format to meet the needs of library users. And, new technologies can be invaluable tools in these efforts. Taking advantage of these technologies does not, however, change the fundamental mission of libraries everywhere. In this thought-provoking work, one of the library world's leading thinkers discusses the transformative effect communications technology has had on information delivery from past to present to future. By tracing the transformations, Gorman writes a roadmap for achieving.
CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; The Way We Live Now; Communications Technology, 1875 to Now; Communications Technology and Libraries Today; Reading in a Digital World; The Nature of the Web; Reference Work in Technologically Advanced Libraries; Cataloguing in the Twenty-First Century; Challenges of the Future; The Future of Libraries; Information Overload and Stress; Seeking Harmony and Balance; INDEX; Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.
- LCC: Z716.4
- Dewey Decimal: 021.2
- Physical Description: 173 p.
- Aims and objectives
- Libraries and society
- Library science
- Professional ethics
- Technological innovations
- Electronic books
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