After the Book: Information Services for the 21st Century by George Stachokas

By George Stachokas

Libraries and librarians were outlined by way of the publication all through smooth heritage. What occurs whilst society more and more we could print cross in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating digital info? What occurs after the e-book? After the publication explores how the educational library of the twenty first Century is at the start a supplier of digital details companies. modern clients anticipate today’s library to supply details as speedy and successfully as different on-line info assets. The ebook argues that librarians have to swap what they understand, how they paintings, and the way they're perceived so that it will be triumphant in response to the phrases of this new paradigm. This identify is established into 8 chapters. An advent defines the problem of digital assets and makes the case for locating options, and following chapters hide diversions and part measures and the matter for libraries within the twenty first century. Later chapters speak about fixing difficulties via expert identification and education, sooner than ultimate chapters conceal reorganizing libraries to serve clients, adapting to shortage, and the ‘digital divide’.

  • Describes how digital assets represent either a problem and a chance for libraries
  • Argues that librarians can re-define themselves
  • Puts the case that libraries could be reorganized to optimize digital source administration and knowledge providers in keeping with modern know-how and consumer needs

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