Library Management in the Information Technology Environment: Issues, Policies, and Practice for Administrators

1st Edition

Brice G. Hobrock

Routledge
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 162 Pages
ISBN 9780367426149 - CAT# K454668
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Library and Information Science

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Summary

This book, first published in 1992, equips library managers in all types of libraries to make the administrative changes necessary to deal with new information technologies. Despite financial difficulties due to inflation and declining budgets, electronic/optical information formats and the hardware and software to support them are a reality for many libraries. Libraries are designing and implementing prototypes of the ‘electronic library’ and are introducing new technologies as a growing adjunct to traditional text formats and services. It analyses administrative adjustments to the new technological information culture. Chapters in this resource that deal with issues not easily grasped by non-computing specialists are distilled to basic components, making them easy for busy managers to comprehend and immediately useful to library administrators.

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