ERIC Number: ED058752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-17
Reference Count: 0
Educational Technology: A Challenge for Librarians.
Hyer, Anna L.
Usually the impact of technology is felt first in terms of the devices we use; then in terms of people and man-machine relationships. The next impact tends to be on the support systems and procedures associated with the man-machine relationships; and lastly the related goals and values of the total effort tend to change. The impact of technology on librarians and libraries has thus been first on devices and media, then on the role of the librarian, and lastly on the concept of a library. An example of the latter is the systematic attempt to apply information science in networking systems that are user oriented. The impact of information overload, changes in formats in which information is stored, changes in man-machine relationships, more emphasis on cost effectiveness, changes in patterns of education organization, individualization of instruction, and changes in goals and roles of librarians can all be seen as the result of a developing technology which forces the re-examination of the goals and values of the library for the future (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.