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|Title:||Electronic Libraries and the Future|
Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies
|Abstract:||Academic libraries are stepping into uncharted territories with the advent of electronic books (ebooks) and electronic libraries. This article provides an overview of the current status of both electronic books and libraries, including a description of a beta best of a new service netLibrary(tm) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Possible implications of new technology for various aspects of academic librarianship in the areas of acquisition, collection development, preservation, reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, and cataloging are discussed. Particular reference is given to East Asian collections. Benefits as well as liabilities are discussed. The author raise issues regarding the potential of the new technology, and speculate on possible trends and areas for future research for academic librarians.|
|Appears in Collections:||圖書館學與資訊科學|
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