The enduring library : technology, tradition, and the quest for balance / Michael Gorman.

By: Gorman, Michael, 1941-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0838998747; 9780838998748; 0838999638; 9780838999639Subject(s): Libraries and society | Libraries -- Aims and objectives | Libraries -- Automation | Library science -- Technological innovations | Library science -- Forecasting | Librarians -- Professional ethics | Bibliothèques et société | Bibliothèques -- Finalités | Bibliothèques -- Automatisation | Bibliothéconomie -- Innovations | Bibliothéconomie -- Prévision | Bibliothécaires -- Déontologie | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General | Librarians -- Professional ethics | Libraries -- Aims and objectives | Libraries and society | Libraries -- Automation | Library science -- Forecasting | Library science -- Technological innovations | Bibliotheken | Bibliotheekbeleid | Technische vernieuwing | Bibliotecas (aspectos sociais) | Bibliotecas (automação) | Ética profissionalGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Enduring library.DDC classification: 022.2 LOC classification: Z716.4 | .G665 2003ebOther classification: 06.30 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The way we live now : libraries today -- Communications technology, 1875 to now -- Communications technology and libraries today -- Reading in a digital world -- The nature of the web -- Reference work in technologically advanced libraries -- Cataloguing in the twenty-first century -- Challenges of the future -- The future of libraries : a research agenda -- Information overload and stress : the ailments of modern living -- Seeking harmony and balance.
Summary: Librarians are experts at selecting, evaluating, and disseminating the best content in the most appropriate format to meet the needs of library users. And, new technologies can be invaluable tools in these efforts. Taking advantage of these technologies does not, however, change the fundamental mission of libraries everywhere. In this thought-provoking work, one of the library world's leading thinkers discusses the transformative effect communications technology has had on information delivery from past to present to future. By tracing the transformations, Gorman writes a roadmap for achieving.
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The way we live now : libraries today -- Communications technology, 1875 to now -- Communications technology and libraries today -- Reading in a digital world -- The nature of the web -- Reference work in technologically advanced libraries -- Cataloguing in the twenty-first century -- Challenges of the future -- The future of libraries : a research agenda -- Information overload and stress : the ailments of modern living -- Seeking harmony and balance.

Librarians are experts at selecting, evaluating, and disseminating the best content in the most appropriate format to meet the needs of library users. And, new technologies can be invaluable tools in these efforts. Taking advantage of these technologies does not, however, change the fundamental mission of libraries everywhere. In this thought-provoking work, one of the library world's leading thinkers discusses the transformative effect communications technology has had on information delivery from past to present to future. By tracing the transformations, Gorman writes a roadmap for achieving.

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