ERIC Number: ED406980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Towards a Worldwide Library: A Ten Year Forecast. Proceedings of the International Essen Symposium (19th, Essen, Germany, September 23-26, 1996). Publications of Essen University Library, No. 21.
Helal, Ahmed H., Ed.; Weiss, Joachim W., Ed.
The 25 papers presented at this symposium focus on the future of libraries and library services in an ever evolving Information Age. The papers deal with topics such as: economic and political issues in determining the future of the professionally managed library; adding value to library services; the need for librarians and library educators who are masters of both book forms and electronic information retrieval; the revival of the Ancient Library of Alexandria project; managing organizational change; strategic planning and management of change; the local academic library within the worldwide context; choice and voice in determination of research librarian roles; a new kind of strategic planning in which flexibility and adaptability to change are key elements; new services in academic libraries through institutional alignment and leadership; challenges of digital information for research libraries; how technology may help or hinder the development of the digital library; SwetsNet(R) as an electronic agent for libraries and publishers; evaluation in the digital library; multilingual access to libraries' databases; a model for the electronic university library; new tasks and developments in bibliographic utilities and library networks; a comparison of online search engines and search strategies; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's journal storage project; the LAIRD (Libraries and Archives Integrated Resources Database) source for Scottish culture; Internet search engines; using the World Wide Web to disseminate information on the Internet; providing public access to information over the Internet; document delivery towards the Year 2000; and a 10-year forecast of developments in information science and technology. The symposium agenda, a list of participants, and a list of participating vendors are provided. Contains an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Technology, Internet, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Development, Library Role, Library Services, Organizational Change, Research Libraries, Strategic Planning, Technological Advancement, Total Quality Management, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Essen Univ. (Germany). Library.