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Digital library : transformation of academic librarian roles

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dc.contributor.author Geraghty, Aoife
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-04T16:01:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-04T16:01:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1036
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Higher education literature abounds with dark forebodings regarding the impact of the Digital Library on the traditional academic library. In this paper it is argued that, by playing to their strengths and maintaining their values, academic librarians are enlivening the profession and opening new opportunities for accessing and using information. For every service no longer needed, other services for which there is more demand take their place. The paper looks especially at digital content and new modes of scholarly communication, at data curation, the semantic library and mobile technologies.
dc.description.abstract Higher education literature abounds with dark forebodings regarding the impact of the Digital Library on the traditional academic library. In a vein that will be familiar to most of us, the ‘Academic Library Autopsy Report 2050’ from the Chronicle of Higher Education argues that librarians are becoming victims of their own success, innovating themselves into irrelevance (Sullivan 2011). But as Bess Sandler of Stanford University Library comments, Mr Sullivan seems to have mistaken transformation for death (Sandler 2011). It is at this transformation that I will be looking in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Library Association of Ireland en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries An Leabharlann; 20/ 1/ pp19-23
dc.subject librarianship en_US
dc.subject academia en_US
dc.title Digital library : transformation of academic librarian roles en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.internal.rssid 1570992
dc.internal.authorcontactother Aoife.Geraghty@ul.ie


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