ERIC Number: ED447825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
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After the Fireworks: Opportunities and Directions for University Libraries.
This paper discusses developments in information and communications technologies and their impact on university libraries. Topics addressed include: (1) background, including the Information Revolution, the Knowledge Economy, implications for education and information services, and responses to the challenges of globalization; (2) university libraries, including the role of libraries; (3) challenges of electronic information, including the shift to electronic publications and the creation of appropriate information architectures; (4) information skills, including provision of comprehensive and up-to-date training; (5) pedagogical change, including the dialog between teachers and librarians; (6) research, including provision of access to scholarly information and relevant data; (7) intellectual property, including policy and legislation, the ownership and use of copyrighted material, and the implications of the trend toward licensing; (8) infrastructure, including the implementation of increasingly integrated information resource access systems and adoption of knowledge management; and (9) technological university libraries. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Educational Change, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education, Information Skills, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Library Role, Library Services, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
For full text: http://educate.lib.chalmers.se/iatul/proceedcontents/qutpap/ byrne_full.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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