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Industry reports: how today's technology affects libraries' collection choices

Computers in libraries [June 2000]


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Abstract: Examines how the latest high-tech trends are affecting librarians. Discusses the methods librarians use to choose appropriate technology solutions and how publishers, intermediaries, and subscription agents offer these solutions to make the collection development process easier for the librarians. Adds that the technology that information is packaged in today has implications that stretch nautical miles beyond the medium itself, including issues such as archiving and the obsolescence of current technology. Maintains that while technological implications do affect decisions about buying content, collection development processes remain fundamentally unchanged. Concludes that what libraries really want is the promise of stability and effective preservation.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Computers in libraries
Publication Info:Volume 20 Number 6
Issue:June 2000
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
Notes:Issue Theme: Making Collection Development Decisions Today
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Subject: Collection development
Record Number:8588
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00