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Creating the agile library : a management guide for librarians

Author: Lorraine J Haricombe; T J Lusher
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Greenwood library management collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Society's drive for technology that is faster and more efficient in processing and disseminating information is fueling changes - especially in academia. As the Internet becomes an important source for research, it challenges the library's role as the major information resource on campus. In order for libraries to respond to this challenge they must become agile in their adaptation of new technologies to meet the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine J Haricombe; T J Lusher
ISBN: 0313303231 9780313303234
OCLC Number: 37721393
Description: xv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / W. Bede Mitchell --
1. The agile organization: a "better mousetrap" for libraries? / Fred Heath --
2. Managing change / Rebecca R. Martin --
3. The technologically agile library / T.J. Lusher --
4. The agile technology manager: adapting new technologies to connect people with information / clifton Dale Foster, Steven J. Bell --
5. Outcome measures for the emerging virtual library / Thomas A. Peters --
6. Users: their impact on planning the agile library / Lorraine J. Haricombe --
7. Marketing the library today ... to meet the challenges of tomorrow / Darlene E. Weingand.
Series Title: Greenwood library management collection.
Responsibility: edited by Lorraine J. Haricombe and T.J. Lusher.

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