123 pages, b/w photos
Scientific libraries have undergone dramatic changes since the end of the 1960s. Scientific Libraries: Past Developments and Future Changes explains and characterise these changes and main trends, and describe their consequences for the libraries. The aim of Scientific Libraries: Past Developments and Future Changes is to present an overview and an analysis of the long-term developments. Professionals within library and information sciences, together with students, will find Scientific Libraries: Past Developments and Future Changes of interest, enabling them to understand the situation of the libraries today and also prepare them for decisions about the future.
- From cards to computers
- the student explosion during the 1960s and its consequences for libraries
- from independent intellectual institutions to institutions serving education and research
- open shelves or closed?
- introduction of administrative systems
- the student takes over
- demands for a cost-effective management
- times of economic decline
- national co-ordinating initiatives
- introduction of the Internet
- Internet: dreams and what it all became
- electronic journals and the change of accessibility
- new buildings: for use or for boasting? ALM - a new-born baby
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Dr. Tomas Lidman is currently General Director of the National Archives in Sweden. He was National Librarian 1995-2003 and before that (1991-95) University Librarian of Stockholm. Since 2003 he has been Chairman of the University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm and was 1998-2004 Chairman of the University of Boras. He has been working internationally within IFLA, EU, Council of Europe and ICA.