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The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution
(2012)
  • Jeannette Woodward
Abstract

This survey takes stock of our institutions' strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, analyzing how libraries and the very concept of librarianship have been comprehensively transformed over the past few decades. It examines the key technological and economic developments that have already had an impact on librarianship, and offers a frank evaluation of the roles libraries must fill today and in the future. In addition, the book sums up the trends in library management of e-books and other electronic media, in the process showing how libraries can enlarge their function as community hubs through digital innovation.

Keywords
  • libraries,
  • technology,
  • ebooks,
  • e-books,
  • future of libraries
Publication Date
2012
Publisher
American Library Association
ISBN
978-0-8389-1164-8
Citation Information
Jeannette Woodward. The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution. Chicago(2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeannette_woodward/1/