ERIC Number: ED447827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
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Creating Information Structures That Work for the New Millennium.
This paper discusses the impact of globalization and new information and communication technologies on the structures and practices of higher education. The first section addresses the integration of library and information technology services, focusing on experiences at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia). The second section considers the risks of integration, including the perception that the two professional groups are different, as well as a survey on library reporting lines and university administration among the Council of Australian University Librarians. The third section covers designing for the future, including applying a transaction costs theory to organizational design, and alliances between educational institutions and e-commerce companies to offer tuition-free online education. The fourth section discusses the key to organizational design, including the following objectives of an information infrastructure for the future: (1) it must achieve a new level of cost effectiveness; (2) it must create a higher level of service; (3) it must develop a true research and development capability; and (4) it must rapidly develop and make rational a new, flexible organizational culture. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Services, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Surveys, Organizational Change, Partnerships in Education, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia