Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105691
Title:
Digital librarians: The challenges ahead
Author:
Suman, Aparajita
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Digital librarians: The challenges ahead 2006, :640-641
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
Description:
Poster paper
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105691
Submitted date:
2007-05-26
Abstract:
The advent of Information and communication technology has revolutionized the way information was accessed and disseminated; one of the most visible changes came in the arena of librarianship. Suddenly, the idea of easy, fingertip access to information became widely prevalent and phrases like "virtual library," "electronic library," "library without walls" and, most recently, "digital library," very popular. However, this produced a new and confusing bog of electronic "stuff" that is hard to find, hard to use, buried in restrictions, unreliable in content, and useless to researchers baffled by bad choices of material for expensive digitisation investments? Now, the question is sustaining digital libraries will require overcoming substantial uncertainties about long-term preservation, institutional commitments, and financing. AND here lies the challenge for the digital librarian!!!! Playing the balancing act between management, fast changing needs of the user community and ever changing information storage media and technologies.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Preservation; Digital Libraries
Local subject classification:
Digital librarianship

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSuman, Aparajitaen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-26T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:31:55Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-26en_US
dc.identifier.citationDigital librarians: The challenges ahead 2006, :640-641en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105691-
dc.descriptionPoster paperen_US
dc.description.abstractThe advent of Information and communication technology has revolutionized the way information was accessed and disseminated; one of the most visible changes came in the arena of librarianship. Suddenly, the idea of easy, fingertip access to information became widely prevalent and phrases like "virtual library," "electronic library," "library without walls" and, most recently, "digital library," very popular. However, this produced a new and confusing bog of electronic "stuff" that is hard to find, hard to use, buried in restrictions, unreliable in content, and useless to researchers baffled by bad choices of material for expensive digitisation investments? Now, the question is sustaining digital libraries will require overcoming substantial uncertainties about long-term preservation, institutional commitments, and financing. AND here lies the challenge for the digital librarian!!!! Playing the balancing act between management, fast changing needs of the user community and ever changing information storage media and technologies.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDigital Preservationen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital librarianshipen_US
dc.titleDigital librarians: The challenges aheaden_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.