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ERIC Number: EJ792979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
The Changing Nature of Work in Library and Information Services in the UK: An Analysis
Andrews, Anne M.; Ellis, David
Education for Information, v23 n1-2 p57-77 2005
This paper reports a study of the developing skills profile of information professionals, exploring the similarities and differences between library and information-based work in the light of the merger of the UK Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists in April 2002. It examines areas of convergence such as the growing emphasis on IT skills, management activities and user relations, as well as areas of continued difference such as the greater focus on the active dissemination of information in information-based work. The paper concludes with a brief look at some of the implications for workers in the field. (Contains 12 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom