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Cyber or Siberia? Library skills in transition

Dunsire, G. (2001) Cyber or Siberia? Library skills in transition. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, 4 (1). ISSN 1468-1625

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This article will present some personal observations of the impact of information technology on the traditional skills of librarians, drawn from experiences in the higher education sector and tainted by an obsessive interest in cataloguing. I believe that the development of information processing and communication technologies has had, is having, and will continue to have, such a profound influence on library and information services that all other factors such as finance and costs, politics, social expectations and management styles pale into insignificance.