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Shaking the Conceptual Foundations of Reference: A Perspective.

Author: Jerry D Campbell
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:RSR Reference Services Review, v20 n4 p29-36 1992
Database:ERIC The ERIC database is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Argues that the technical and conceptual foundations of reference librarianship must change if it is to survive the information age. Proposes a new model of service, called "access engineering," in which information seekers are treated as consumers, and technology is used to route information to them on demand. (nine references) (NRP)
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry D Campbell
ISSN:0090-7324
Language Note: English
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Argues that the technical and conceptual foundations of reference librarianship must change if it is to survive the information age. Proposes a new model of service, called "access engineering," in which information seekers are treated as consumers, and technology is used to route information to them on demand. (nine references) (NRP)

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