ERIC Number: ED225579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
New Information Technologies: Some Observations on What Is in Store for Libraries.
Black, John B.
This outline of new technological developments and their applications in the library and information world considers innovations in three areas: automation, telecommunications, and the publishing industry. There is mention of the growth of online systems, minicomputers, microcomputers, and word processing; the falling costs of automation; the growing use of packet switching and other digital networks, interactive cable television, fiber optics, and electronic mail systems; and the development of electronic publishing, micropublishing, and videodisk publishing. The paper concludes with a brief review of the implications of the new technologies for library services, networks, staff, collections, materials, buildings, and budgets. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Publishing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980).