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ERIC Number: ED308884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Trends in Library and Information Science: 1989. ERIC Digest.
Eisenberg, Michael B.
Based on a content analysis of professional journals, conference proceedings, ERIC documents, annuals, and dissertations in library and information science, the following current trends in the field are discussed: (1) there are important emerging roles and responsibilities for information professionals; (2) the status and image of librarians remains a major concern across the library professions; (3) professional education programs are being challenged to balance the need to provide training in specific areas while also developing comprehensive, coordinated programs covering all areas of information science; (4) libraries of all types are incorporating planning processes into their management activities; (5) "Information Power," the new guidelines for school library media programs, is already having a major impact on the field; (6) technology has an impact on the presentation of information and related information services; (7) advances in technology result in major, highly visible changes in library and information work; (8) new research efforts in information systems include integrating various formats and structures in a single system, developing sophisticated user interfaces, and the application of artificial intelligence to information systems; (9) CD-ROM has emerged as a major technology for providing access to a range of information systems, such as bibliographic retrieval systems, databases, library catalogs, and full-text systems. (11 references) (MES)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.