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ERIC Number: ED267814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-25
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Library 2000.
Drake, Miriam A.
In fall 1984, the Georgia Institute of Technology administration and library staff began planning for Library 2000, a project aimed at creating a showcase library to demonstrate the application of the latest information technology in an academic and research environment. The purposes of Library 2000 include: increasing awareness of students, faculty, staff, other libraries, and clients outside the institute about the availability of information and data; enhancing available information resources through the use of online services and optical disks; creating personalized information systems using artificial intelligence to provide up-to-date literature in researchers' areas of interest; and demonstrating that the application of existing technology can enhance information finding efficiency and achieve greater user productivity. Assumptions and goals were developed in a series of brain-storming sessions dealing with the institute's future, technological trends, and library users and clients. Some of the major assumptions about the future include: users and clients will demand increasing amounts of information in numeric, textual, and bibliographic form; the technology to create Library 2000 exists today; books will continue to exist, especially in the humanities and social sciences; some books, particularly reference books, will be replaced by optical disks or online services; Georgia Tech is in an unique position to lead in the application of information technology; and Georgia Tech people are helping make the history of technology. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A