ERIC Number: ED417746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Finding Common Ground: Creating the Library of the Future without Diminishing the Library of the Past. The New Library Series.
LaGuardia, Cheryl, Ed.; Mitchell, Barbara A., Ed.
Adapting today's libraries to better serve tomorrow's needs challenges even the most forward-thinking library staff. This book offers practical, workable solutions from several authorities in the industry. Fifty-five conference papers are included and divided into the following subject areas: "Technology and the Network: Daimons or Demons?"; "Satisfying Our Users"; "The Changing Face of Research"; "Changing Materials, Changing Economies"; "The Future of Intellectual Organization"; and "Our Individual and Collective Futures: The Library as an Organization." Also included are the keynote address by Clifford A. Lynch, "Finding Common Ground," and the all-conference speech by Walt Crawford, "Uncommon Knowledge: Mythbreaking for the Future." A list of demonstrated papers presented at a special no-conflict conference session is also included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Curriculum Development, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Information Technology, Library Development, Library Material Selection, Library Planning, Library Services, Media Specialists, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013-1506 ($75); phone: 800-584-2414; World Wide Web: www.neal-schuman.com
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the "Finding Common Ground" Conference at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).