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An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian

Systemic Shifts

This book presents a series of case studies from systems librarians all over the world. It documents how the profession has changed in recent years with the introduction of new web technologies services such as hosted databases that are supported by vendors rather than in-house, as well as shifts in technology management. New skill sets are constantly being added as systems librarians become much more versed in dealing with service providers outside the library as well as training and supporting their traditional constituencies.

Paperback, 138 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-598-5

Contents

  • Digital culture: The shifting paradigm of systems librarians and systems departments; Patchwork redux: How today’s systems librarians enrich the weave of library culture; Library automation and open source software in Italy: An overview; Geeks and Luddites: Library culture and communication. The current environment: The status of the field; Building winning partnerships with vendors; Enterprise computing and the library: Managing the transition; Enterprise computing and the library: Managing the transition; Doing more with more: Systems, services and emerging technologies.

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