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ERIC Number: EJ813747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
Abdication or Empowerment? User Involvement in Library, Archives and Records Services
Robinson, Leith
Australian Library Journal, v56 n1 p30-35 Feb 2007
User involvement in information services is a contentious issue. This article explores the participation of patrons in libraries, archives and records centres. It reviews the causes of this change, and discusses the consequences for the information profession. The article notes the constants in information environments, and concludes by suggesting that the opposing sides reach a compromise in order for industry survival.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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