ERIC Number: ED450727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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The Management of Change in Electronic Libraries.
Libraries are in a process of fundamental change brought about by radical changes in technology. This paper charts the changes that have taken place over the years and makes some assumptions as to how the future will look. Barriers to increased use of technology are analyzed and detailed, including: lack of uniformity in search systems; the difficulty of providing integrated access to resources; and problems with user authentication and authorization. Finally, the paper looks at what managers need to do to bring about these changes and reviews the relevant key issues, including strategic management, procurement, information technology, and staffing and staff development. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change Strategies, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Development, Library Personnel, Library Services, Staff Development, Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/037-110e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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