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This paper identifies six major challenges facing the information profession as the “information society” emerges: assisting users to deal with information overload; the high level of technical skills required to manage the new information and communication technologies; the competition with...
The DanBib system is a nation‐wide union catalogue offering a number of common functions and a network to all Danish libraries ‐ public as well as academic ones. The system is managed by the Danish Library Centre Ltd ‐ a privately organized company owned by national and local government together...
Discusses the emergence of a climate very favourable to libraries within the UK National Health Service. Links to national policy initiatives such as clinical effectiveness, evidence based healthcare, and research and development. Quotes from key sources which cite the importance of libraries in...
Kansas is a predominantly rural state, located in the geographic and geodetic centre of the USA. Recently, meat processing and other agriculture‐related industries have located in Kansas, bringing literally thousands of new immigrants into the State. As the non‐English speaking population has...
This year the Library Association Record is 100 years old. The author, who has been a regular recipient of the journal for two‐thirds of that time, and who has contributed articles, book reviews, obituaries and letters to it, surveys its progress over the period. He comments on the different...
Is an account of the author’s experiences as a library user on the first day of opening of the British Library at its new St Pancras site, 24 November 1997. Rates the services available favourably, and provides suggested further reading on the opening of the library, and the background to it.
Gives an account of the history of the British Library Round Reading Room, situated in the courtyard of the British Museum site at Bloomsbury, London. Includes details of the other reading rooms, and the driving force behind the development of not just the reading room, but the British National...
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