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Surviving the flood : Antediluvian libraries and the ark

Law, Derek (2011) Surviving the flood : Antediluvian libraries and the ark. Uncommon Culture, 2 (1). ISSN 2082-6923

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Abstract

The paper gives a broad historical overview of the development of library automation and then assesses the impact of the Internet on libraries. It asserts that the profession has not always been adept at understanding the impact of changes although frequent early adopters of technology. It concludes that librarians need to step back and develop a new philosophy which understands how new applications are changing users’ lives and how libraries need to respond to ensure their continuing relevance.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35978
Keywords: libraries, digital libraries, internet, web 2.0, Libraries (General)
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries (General)
Department: Professional Services > Information Services
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 15:31
Last modified: 18 Jun 2015 08:30
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35978

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