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ERIC Number: ED434673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 15
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Library Resource-Sharing in the Network-Centric World.
McGee, Rob
This paper discusses changes in services, technology, and organization as libraries prepare to enter the "network-centric library world." Part 1 addresses the transition from the analog era to the digital age, and the convergence of libraries and education, including opportunities for library leadership in Internet access, digital literacy, and digital pedagogy. A technology vision for libraries in the digital age is presented in Part 2, covering the following topics: a vision for readers' access to information in all formats; the library automation industry in 1998; goals and objectives of library information strategies in the digital age; implications of interactive television for home access to the Internet, including "couch potato interfaces" that are easier to use than automated library systems; feasible goals for library technology, including graphical user interfaces, access to digital information resources, and connection to the Internet; a vision for public access to information in all formats from the library's point of view; and a vision from the user's point of view for use of information technology in the library. Part 3 describes the network-centric digital library world and library resource-sharing. Figures include a list of key technologies/services to be considered for libraries, information infrastructure diagrams, and an outline of possibilities for library resource-sharing. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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