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ERIC Number: ED340389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Trends & Issues in Library & Information Science 1990. ERIC Digest.
Brennan, Mary Alice
This digest discusses some of the major trends and issues found in a systematic content review of the professional literature of library and information science. Two "megatrends" are identified and discussed: (1) the concern for the impact of technology upon every facet of library work, in academic, school, public, and special libraries; and (2) the continued focus on the user and the impact of specific developments on the user. The digest also identifies and discusses the following trends: (1) the increasing demand for and provision of end-user access to computer-based information resources; (2) the increasing use of networks and telecommunications by all types of libraries; (3) the continued growth in computer-based information sources revolving around CD-ROM technology; (4) the increasing focus on collection management activities to enable libraries to better meet the general goals of institutions as well as the specific needs of users; (5) the increasing concern of libraries with reaching out to new user groups; and (6) libraries' focus on the promotion of literacy. (10 references) (MAB)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; 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.