The Human Implications of Technology's Impact on the Content of Library Science Journals

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sha Li Zhang, Assistant Dean for Collections and Technical Services (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Technology is changing the work live of librarians and support staff; they increasingly depend on it to add value to the services and products they provide. Pressures to keep up with new practices and to remain effective in present job responsibilities mean that they must read more about technology and its applications. Consequently, the content of library science journals includes more about technology year by year. This journal content in turn, by sharing information about change, may affect the organizational structure in which librarians and staff work, their expectations for using technology, and their need for libraries to become, to a greater degree, learning organizations. The article deals with print journals, still the major source of information about libraries, and does not cover electronic journals.

Additional Information

Publication
Library Trends, Spring 1999.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Keywords
Technology, libraries, journals, print journals, organizational structures