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Use of Internet-based and digital media continues to increase. In order to retain and enhance their central role as information brokers, public libraries need to keep pace with the rapid development of information and communications technologies and develop short-term solutions. Public libraries have always been dedicated to education and learning. This function now has to be redefined. Public libraries must provide access to electronic information media and empower citizens to make effective use of this information.

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Staffing the Hybrid Library : Innovative Strategies in the Field o...

By: Barbara Lison

Professional Publication

Introduction: ATTITUDE, APPROACH AND ATTRACTION. This report examines strategies for recruiting the kind of staff libraries need for developing and for developing an innovative and open-minded attitude in existing staff. Attitude, approach and attraction are keywords that characterize this scene and will have a determining influence on the future of the profession.

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Virtual Impact on the Physical Library

By: Henk Das

Professional Publication

Introduction: What will happen to libraries when information is mainly produced, stored and distributed in digital format? Is the idea of the physical library so closely linked to books and print media that libraries (as places) will disappear? For decades, questions like these have topped the agenda in discussions about the library sector. Since the Internet breakthrough in the mid-1990?s, such questions have also aroused increasing interest in the general political deb...

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