Sunday, April 8, 2007

Evolving Web, Evolving Librarian


Purpose – To review and discuss significant developments in the evolving Web environment and how these developments impact librarians and library services. Design/methodology/approach – The article discusses how four major information industry trends, personalization, self service, mobility, and technology have helped to create a Web environment that is transforming how users are interacting with information and how libraries must adapt. Findings – The article puts these four trends in the context of library systems and services, illustrating how the role of the librarian has evolved. Originality/value – The examination of the evolving web as it relates to librarians and library services can provide a unique perspective for librarians who are thinking about, or are in the process of evaluating the effectiveness of services to users.


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