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The future of the academic library and the academic librarian: a Delphi study

The future of the academic library and the academic librarian: a Delphi study Identifies the most important trends in changes that are occurring in academic libraries and their impact on the role of the academic library as a whole, with focus on the skills and characteristics of a new‐century librarian. To achieve this goal a Delphi study was conducted between December 1998 and April 1999 involving 23 key library experts from ten countries. The study was entitled: “What will be the role of an academic library and skills of an academic librarian in the year 2005?” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Librarian Career Development Emerald Publishing

The future of the academic library and the academic librarian: a Delphi study

Librarian Career Development , Volume 7 (10): 17 – Oct 1, 1999

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Emerald Publishing
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ISSN
0968-0810
DOI
10.1108/09680819910301898
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Abstract

Identifies the most important trends in changes that are occurring in academic libraries and their impact on the role of the academic library as a whole, with focus on the skills and characteristics of a new‐century librarian. To achieve this goal a Delphi study was conducted between December 1998 and April 1999 involving 23 key library experts from ten countries. The study was entitled: “What will be the role of an academic library and skills of an academic librarian in the year 2005?”

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Librarian Career DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1999

Keywords: Academic libraries; Librarians; Information brokers; Delphi method

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