ERIC Number: EJ575880
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Emergence of Dissipative Structures within Information Provider Organizations.
Ward, Robert; Robins, David
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, v35 p373-88 1998
Compares three system models (closed, open, dissipative) with traditional models for adoption of new technology and library operations. Argues that information-provider organizations (libraries) must be able to adapt to radical changes in their environments in order to remain viable economic entities. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the ASIS Annual Meeting (61st, Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-29, 1998).