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ERIC Number: EJ873087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3576
Integration in Academic Reference Departments: From Print to Digital Resources
Levrault, Bethany R.
Acquisitions Librarian, v18 n35-36 p21-36 2005
Reference services are in the midst of evolutionary changes. At a time when budgets are shrinking, traditional models of service and print reference formats are being questioned. This article discusses future directions of academic reference collections in terms of the apparent shift from print to electronic reference sources. Questions addressed include the traditional model of reference service and how it applies to new reference formats, the extent librarians should integrate electronic resources into current collections, new technologies to assist libraries with integration, and the role of the library catalog. The author believes that although libraries need to address future technologies in order to survive as viable information providers, the core principles of the field need to play a dominant role. (Contains 14 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A