Computing, Electronic Publishing, and Information Technology: Their Impact on Academic Libraries, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Computing, Electronic Publishing, and Information Technology

Their Impact on Academic Libraries, 1st Edition

By Robin Downes

CRC Press

99 pages

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Hardback: 9780866567886
pub: 1989-02-01
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Read about the new and exciting initiatives in library computing and the broad range of implications for the organization and staffing of academic libraries. Now that the bibliographic, transaction, and financial databases in many libraries have been completely automated, the emphasis in library computing has moved away from internal library databases toward new areas. The uniquely qualified contributors to Computing, Electronic Publishing, and Information Technology analyze the profound impact that the computerization of academic libraries has had--and will continue to have--on the services, organization, and staffing of university libraries. They also address the concerns involved in electronic publishing and expert systems, including the design and marketing of electronic information products, design of expert systems, development of electronic publishing markets as joint responsibilities of publishers and librarians, changes in the role of library systems analysts, education for librarianship, and specifically the education of specialists in information technology.

Table of Contents


  • University Libraries and Campus Information Technology Organizations: Who Is in Charge Here?
  • Computing Centers and Libraries as Cohorts: Exploiting Mutual Strengths
  • Academic Librarians and Publishers: Customers Versus Producers or Partners in the Planning of Electronic Publishing?
  • Issues in Electronic Publishing Using Optical Disc Technology
  • The Role of the Systems Librarian
  • The Education of Library Systems Analysts for the Nineties
  • The Education of Librarians in an Age of Information Technology
  • Productivity Increases in Public Services: Are Expert Systems the Answer?

About the Author

Downes, Robin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General