This book, first published in 1992, equips library managers in all types of libraries to make the administrative changes necessary to deal with new information technologies. Despite financial difficulties due to inflation and declining budgets, electronic/optical information formats and the hardware and software to support them are a reality for many libraries. Libraries are designing and implementing prototypes of the ‘electronic library’ and are introducing new technologies as a growing adjunct to traditional text formats and services. It analyses administrative adjustments to the new technological information culture. Chapters in this resource that deal with issues not easily grasped by non-computing specialists are distilled to basic components, making them easy for busy managers to comprehend and immediately useful to library administrators.
1. Introduction Brice G. Hobrock 2. A Vision of the Library of the 21st Century Charlene S. Hunt 3. Internetworking Services and the Electronic Library David H. Brunell 4. Collection Development in the Cooperative Environment William J. Crowe and Nancy P. Sanders 5. Access and Performance Measures in Research Libraries in the 1990s Beth J. Shapiro 6. How Will Libraries Pay for Electronic Information? Kenneth J. Bierman 7. Tailoring a Journal Article Database to Local Needs: Planning and Management Issues Glenn L. Brudvig 8. Item Level Access to Special Collections: A Prototype for an Integrated Automated Index Lucy Shelton Caswell 9. Developing a Library Microcomputing Profile: 101 Spectra to Be Used in Analysis by Microcomputer Managers Charlene Grass