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The library in the twenty-first century

Author: Peter Brophy
Publisher: London : Facet, 2007.
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Social, cultural and technological developments are revolutionizing library services. The way ahead for the profession is now generally seen as a practical blend of traditional and electronic materials with integrated support services which fit seamlessly into users' normal ways of working. This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society. Drawing on the author's recent research,  Read more...
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Brophy, Peter, 1950-
Library in the twenty-first century.
London : Facet, 2007
(OCoLC)676858609
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brophy
ISBN: 9781856046060 1856046060
OCLC Number: 124026528
Notes: Previous ed.: 2001.
Description: xi, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. What is a library? 1. Libraries in the modern world ---
2. What is a library? The view from the sectors ---
3. What is a library? Cross-sectoral models ---
4. What is a library? The profession's view ---5. What is a library? Digital libraries ---
6. What is a good library? ----
Part II. Future libraries. 7. Linking users to resources ---
8. Beyond the intermediary ---
9. The library user ---
10. The information universe ---
11. Envoi.
Other Titles: Library in the 21st century
Responsibility: Peter Brophy.

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