ERIC Number: ED314099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Trends and Issues in Library and Information Science, 1988.
Eisenberg, Michael B.; And Others
This synthesis paper provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the field of library and information science based on the results of a content analysis of its literature, including selected journals, conference proceedings, dissertations, and ERIC input. The 18 trends and issues identified by the analysis include developments in technology, management, services, professional education, and research and theory. The following trends are discussed: (1) CD-ROM's emergence as a major technology; (2) the effects of technology on the work done by library and information science personnel; (3) the impact of technology on ways information is presented; (4) the incorporation of planning processes into library management activities; (5) increased concern about the quality of collections; (6) new ways to promote literature and literacy; (7) the need to incorporate technology as a method of bibliographic instruction; (8) libraries' attempt to provide quality literature and services to the widest possible constituency; (9) librarian's professional image and identity; (10) the expanded roles and responsibilities of library and information professionals; (11) the need to provide library education in specific areas; (12) continuing education opportunities; (13) the impact of "Information Power" on the school library media field; (14) the information professional's recognition of ethical responsibilities; (15) concerns of information retrieval; (16) new research involving technological developments; (17) the application of methods from related fields to the problems of library and information science; and (18) bibliometrics. (SD)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Science, Learning Resources Centers, Library Administration, Library Education, Library Research, Library Role, Library Services, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Information Resources Publications, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 (IR-81; $4.00 plus $1.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a companion study on educational technology, see ED 308 859.