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

Series: Greenwood Library Management Collection

Edited By: Gary M Pitkin

Greenwood Publishing Group

Hardback | Jun 1996 | #58198 | ISBN: 0313296138
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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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