ERIC Number: ED411806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Information Managers/Librarians in the Year 2006: Prophets, Princes or Poohbahs?
This paper reports on an unfinished Delphi investigation of information management futures. Too often the personal aspect of information provision is overlooked in the light of the dramatic development of technology. However, behind every technological advance there is a provider whose role it is to source, organize, and disseminate the information gleaned via that technology. The Internet is an important medium, and information management needs to include this device. In addition, online data is increasingly providing an economical means of accessing large quantities of data. There is a need for reliable equipment and a new generation of electronic data technicians to make that equipment and its networking reliable. There is also a need for sound software support that allows integration of data into Internet-useable formats, incorporates the Internet itself, and communicates readily, yet can be catalogued, refined, and maintained in a client-based, easily managed way. The need for an information professional who accesses, assimilates, reformulates, and then packages information in a form to suit the end-user is essential if meaningful outcomes are to be achieved. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Online Information 96. Proceedings of the International Online Information Meeting (20th, Olympia 2, London, England, United Kingdom, December 3-5, 1996); see IR 056 631.