ERIC Number: ED310776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Resistance to Technological Innovation in Libraries: Part III: Reviews of the Study. Final Report.
This final section of the report of a study on resistance to technological innovation in libraries begins with a summary of findings related to six research questions: (1) Assuming that resistance to technological innovation does exist, can a measure be developed to identify the resistance factor from items which tap the various dimensions of a generalized resistance toward technology? (2) When resistance to technology does exist, what are its related attitudes, beliefs, and reasons? (3) What are the values of technology as seen by librarians? (4) Do librarians differentiate personal and societal values regarding the acceptability of technological innovations? (5) Are personality variables related to resistance to technology? and (6) Is resistance to technology related to work environment and professional self-perception variables? An analysis of the findings, focusing on behavioral implications, is then presented. Four papers by outside reviewers, who were asked to reflect on the findings as they relate to the future of the profession, follow this analysis. (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.