Staffing the Transition to the Virtual Academic Library: Competencies, Characteristics and Change

Staffing the Transition to the Virtual Academic Library: Competencies, Characteristics and Change

Todd Chavez (Tampa Library at the University of South Florida-Tampa, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-106-3.ch012
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Abstract

Change brought about by innovations in computing technologies has fundamentally altered the nature of work in academic libraries. In his description of the term informatica electronica, Gilbert (1998) suggests that despite the way technology is changing how library staff do their work, it should not change the emphases on traditional services to patrons, such as accessing and retrieving information. This chapter also focuses on human changes that accompany the migration from print to electronic collections, from traditional to online services, and from the academic research library of a decade ago to the virtual library of today and tomorrow.

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