ERIC Number: ED375849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Analytical Review of the Library of the Future.
Drabenstott, Karen M.
This document presents an analytical bibliography of literature on the library of the future that was published between the years 1983 and 1994. This project had four objectives: (1) to identify and retrieve published literature on the library of the future; (2) to formulate document surrogates for this literature and add them to a computerized database; (3) to generate an analytical bibliography of published library of the future literature; and (4) to synthesize literature in the bibliography with a thinkpiece on the topic. The introduction provides background information and describes the project methodology, coverage, and key early works. The key findings, claims, or recommendations are then presented with author commentary in the following areas: digital libraries; phases in the application of information technology to libraries; print-based technology; tools for accessing digital libraries; digital library models; stakeholder motivations and concerns; digital library projects; libraries of the future; and harnessing the true potential of information technology. Two essays conclude the report: "Whither Libraries?" and "A Sense of Urgency." Contains 220 references. A combined author subject index is included. (JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographies, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Technology, Library Collections, Public Libraries, Research Libraries, Technological Advancement
Council on Library Resources, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036-2217 ($15 prepaid; diskette, $5 prepaid; instructions for finding the publication on Internet are provided on pp. iv-v).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.