Magic & hypersystems : constructing the information-sharing library / Harold Billings.
By: Billings, HaroldMaterial type: TextPublisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 147 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0838999603; 9780838999608; 9780838908341; 0838908349Other title: Magic and hypersystemsSubject(s): Library science -- Technological innovations | Library information networks | Library cooperation | Information technology | Collection development (Libraries) | Research libraries -- Automation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General | Collection development (Libraries) | Information technology | Library cooperation | Library information networks | Library science -- Technological innovations | Research libraries -- Automation | Bibliotheeksamenwerking | InformatievoorzieningGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Magic & hypersystems.DDC classification: 021.6/5 LOC classification: Z678.9 | .B55 2002ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Libraries and other networked botanies -- Magic and hypersystems : a new orderliness for libraries -- Governing library networks: the quick and the dead for the 1990s -- The bionic library -- Supping with the devil : new library alliances in the information age -- The information ark : selection issues in the preservation process -- The tomorrow librarian -- Library collections and distance information : new models of collection development for the 21st century -- Libraries, language, and change : defining the information present -- Special collections : still special after all these years -- Shared collection building : constructing the 21st century relational research library -- Giving up prophecy : the future of information cooperation.
Print version record.
Taking a penetrating look at the history of information systems, from the past to the present and future, veteran librarian and digital network expert Harold Billings discusses the impact of the information revolution on libraries and information hubs worldwide. Tracing the seminal origins of the Web to the new, borderless access to information, Magic and Hypersystems is a powerful meditation on how libraries can not only fit into the digital information flow but also capitalize on their role in it. Billings connects the dots from sixteenth century knowledge organization—based on ''magic,'' im.