Technology And Information Services

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This handbook provides helpful guidance for the information services practitioner and manager. It contains a wealth of concrete information necessary for managing technology and its applications and for providing technological leadership. Although there are a plethora of monographs allocated to general and specific aspects of automation, computerization, and technological innovation in libraries and information centers, this volume is unique in offering a conceptual framework for implementing and managing ...

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Overview

This handbook provides helpful guidance for the information services practitioner and manager. It contains a wealth of concrete information necessary for managing technology and its applications and for providing technological leadership. Although there are a plethora of monographs allocated to general and specific aspects of automation, computerization, and technological innovation in libraries and information centers, this volume is unique in offering a conceptual framework for implementing and managing technologies plus a detailed discussion of technologies in relation to both the needs of information seekers and the changes they have wrought in delivering services to users. The volume will also be of interest to students because it provides a historical context for recent changes brought about by technological applications, describes current practices, and explores issues and trends on the horizon.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sect. I A Conceptual Framework for Applying and Managing Technologies for Information Delivery in the 1990s
Ch. 1 A Philosophy of Public Service 3
Ch. 2 Technology and Its Discontents 11
Ch. 3 Technology and Ethics 27
Sect. II A Guide to Information Technologies and Applications
Ch. 4 Bibliographic Utilities: Vehicles for Sharing Cataloging, Holdings, and Programs 45
Ch. 5 Beyond Interlibrary Loan: The Emergence of Resource Sharing 59
Ch. 6 Local Systems: Gateway to the Information World 76
Ch. 7 Online Public Access Catalogs 88
Ch. 8 Online Searching and CD-ROMs 97
Ch. 9 Microforms 114
Ch. 10 The New "Media" 128
Ch. 11 The Storage, Retrieval, and Delivery of Information 148
Ch. 12 The Implications of Managing Technology 156
Ch. 13 Future Possibilities 187
Sect. III Conclusion
Ch. 14 Technology and Information Services in the 21st Century: The Recent Past Points the Way to the Future 199
References 213
Author Index 225
Subject Index 229
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