It's not your parents' library anymore: Challenges and opportunities in the new webs of complexity

Paula Kaufman

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Abstract

The 21st century holds the promise of a modern Renaissance in which traditional research library collections and services collide with the promises and realities of digital information and knowledge management. The most intriguing challenges and opportunities for research libraries center on the juxtaposition between the traditional library and digital information and knowledge management, with resultant webs of complexity. This paper examines these challenges and opportunities and raises questions of values and principles, missions and strategies, content and copyright, and methods and ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-26
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2007

Keywords

  • Challenges to libraries
  • Change and academic libraries
  • Digital collections
  • Knowledge management
  • Library services and digital information
  • Print collections
  • Societal change
  • Universities and digital information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences

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