The electronic librarian: Inching towards the revolution

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Abstract

Electronic resources are transforming the way librarians work. New technological skills have been added to the librarian's tool kit. Some libraries have undertaken large-scale organizational reconfigurations to meet the challenges of the digital environment. Yet libraries still rely on traditional functions such as acquisitions, cataloging, and reference. This paper examines job advertisements published online between January 2001 and March 2003 to determine the degree of overlap between traditional and electronic duties in the modern library organization, and draws some conclusions about the state of the digital library.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging Digital Resources in Libraries
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages53-62
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780203823552
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Digital libraries
  • Electronic resources
  • Library organization
  • Professional development
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Cuesta, E. M. (2013). The electronic librarian: Inching towards the revolution. In Managing Digital Resources in Libraries (pp. 53-62). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1300/J101v17n33_05