Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic LibrariesCollections and Technical Services Publications and Papers
AbstractProfessionals in academe today are faced with an ever-increasing number of technological advances, and few feel the effects of these changes more than library professionals. With each change comes a new vocabulary that has the potential to cause communication rifts between departments in academic libraries. Through a comprehensive literature review and a selective survey of administrators of information technology, public services, and technical services in academic libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries, the authors show how the new terminology has affected communication among professionals in these positions, specifically in the context of technological decision-making, and ideas are put forth for ways to overcome this problem.
Copyright OwnerDaniel Coffey and Karen Lawson
Citation InformationKaren Lawson and Daniel Coffey. "Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries" (2002)
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