Digital Dilemmas and Solutions

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Chandos, 2004 - Computers - 193 pages
Summary Today, all librarians face daunting challenges posed by recent 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 current main issues and dilemmas facing libraries; the book clearly shows how to deal with them, and provides a best-practice guide to solutions based on the most up-to-date thinking. Key Features The book provides analysis of recent trends and relevant and viable solutions to problems facing all librarians Is 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 The Author 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. Readership The book will be useful for: (1) staff at all managerial and supervisory levels within library and information services; (2) students undertaking library and information courses. Contents The impact on libraries of globalising information Libraries, digitisation and change Changing strategies: winning the information game Applying digital technologies User perspectives Managing change Resolving ethical and legal dilemmas and problems Conclusion

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Libraries digitisation and change
25
winning the information game
45
Applying digital technologies
65
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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.

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