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Title After the book : information services for the twenty-first century / George Stachokas.
Imprint Kidlington : Chandos Publishing, 2014.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages .)
Series Chandos information professonal series.
Chandos information professional series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Libraries -- Special collections -- Electronic information resources.
Academic libraries -- Aims and objectives -- 21st century.
2000 - 2099
Contents Cover; After the Book: Information services for the twenty-first century; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; Figures; Tables; List of abbreviations; About the author; 1 The challenge of electronic resources; Defining the problem; The library in context; Making the case for solutions; 2 Diversions and half measures; Library as place; Finding new efficiencies for print; The hybrid library; 3 The problem for libraries in the twenty-first century: the need to accept a paradigm shift; Print fetishism: information as object; IT and the library.
The emergence of new information profession(s)A tale of three libraries; 4 Solving the problem, part 1: professional identity and preparation; Redefining the librarian as a professional; Reforming higher education for LIS; Beyond rhetoric: developing a new professional culture; Teaching the teachers: outreach to academia; 5 Solving the problem, part 2: reorganizing libraries to serve users; Reorganizing to optimize electronic resources management; Collections and spaces in transition; Changing services; Who works for the library?; Planning and administration.
Organization plans for electronic libraries in the twenty-first century6 Solving the problem, part 3: adapting to scarcity; Acquiring access; Working with content providers; How consortia and other organizations can help; Managing perceptions of libraries; Sustainability and assessment; 7 The digital divide; Fundamental problems; Outreach and organizational culture; Library as defender of the public record; Information for the poor: managing social responsibility; 8 Conclusion; General transition plan to the electronic library; Finding the right balance in infrastructure and personnel.
Summary Annotation Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? This title explores how the academic library of the 21st century is first and foremost a provider of electronic information services. Contemporary users expect today's library to provide information as quickly and efficiently as other online information resources. The book argues that librarians need to change what they know, how they work, and how they are perceived in order to succeed according to the terms of this new paradigm.
Other Title Print version: Stachokas, George. After the book. 9781843347392.