The Transformed Library: E-books, Expertise, and Evolution by Jeannette Woodward

By Jeannette Woodward

This wide-ranging survey takes inventory of our associations' strengths, weaknesses, possibilities, and threats, studying how libraries and the very inspiration of librarianship were comprehensively remodeled over the last few a long time. A revered veteran of libraries who has witnessed first-hand the numerous adjustments within the library global, Woodward offers a balanced, reasonable examine the placement confronting either libraries and knowledge execs. In an evaluation that proves either provocative and stimulating, she

Examines the main technological and financial advancements that experience already had an effect on librarianship, and provides a frank assessment of the jobs libraries needs to fill this day and within the future
Sums up the traits in library administration of e-books and different digital media, within the procedure exhibiting how libraries can amplify their functionality as neighborhood hubs via electronic innovation
Analyzes the talents and flexibility this present day s library execs have to continue to exist and thrive, offering occupation suggestion for staying present within the box s replaced specialist environment
bargains survival innovations adapted to librarians specific contexts, together with educational, public, and college libraries

The remodeled Library is an establishment that may be extra shiny and suitable than ever, and Woodward s e-book demonstrates how.

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