Description

Today, all librarians face daunting challenges posed by trends in technology, publishing, and education as the impact of a globalising information economy forces a rethink of both library strategic directions and everyday library operations. This book brings together the main issues and dilemmas facing libraries; the book clearly shows how to deal with them, and provides a best-practice guide to the solutions.

Key Features

  • Provides analysis of recent trends and relevant and viable solutions to problems facing all librarians
  • Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner in the field
  • Draws on the author’s international and practical experience in libraries and experience of leading-edge developments in the field

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

The impact of a globalising information economy; Libraries, digitisation and change; Changing strategies: winning the information game; Applying digital technologies; User perspectives; Managing change; Resolving ethical and legal dilemmas and problems.

Details

No. of pages:
212
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630649
Print ISBN:
9781843340409
Print ISBN:
9781843340393

About the author

Peter Limb

Dr Peter Limb, based at Michigan State University Libraries, is a widely known and published author and frequent presenter at international conferences. Dr Limb is also involved in a number of internationally-based library and digitisation projects.