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Lightning rod or seismograph? The acid test for librarians

Law, Derek (2005) Lightning rod or seismograph? The acid test for librarians. In: Electronic Information Resources in the Caribbean: Trends and Issues (Proceedings of the ACURIL XXXIV Conference). The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, pp. 3-7.

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Abstract

Contends that librarians can shape their future rather than just record and manage what has already happened. The author believes that we must work to persuade our organisations that we are producers and not just consumers of information and that in making that argument we will assert that our professional skills, although in need of review and re-presentation, remain of critical value to the development of an information society. This is as true of digital libraries as paper libraries.