ERIC Number: ED450786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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The Influence of the Electronic Library on Library Management: A Technological University Library Experience.
This paper discusses the reorganization of libraries in order to adopt new techniques and to incorporate the electronic library, focusing on the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The first section addresses manpower and the electronic library, including processing electronic journals, justification for the traditional library organization with a flexible and dynamic solution for the areas that are affected by constant change, and new responsibilities of staff at the Technion related to the electronic library. The second section considers the library as a leader, including status related to electronic information management, the importance of encouraging new initiatives, and the role of the Technion library in making videotaped courses available on the campus network. The third section covers centralization versus decentralization, including cooperation among libraries at the institutional level as a tool to achieve centralization, cooperation among departmental libraries at the Technion, and the use of Internet technology for bibliographic services at the Technion. The fourth section discusses technical support in the library, including the trend toward more independence of libraries in maintaining their networked information services and communication issues, especially between the library and the campus computer center. The last section describes future possible changes in library management and manpower organization. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Centralization, Decentralization, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Cooperation, Library Development, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Organizational Change
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/050-132e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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