ERIC Number: ED340389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Science, Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development, Literacy, Optical Data Disks, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.