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Technology, Change and the Academic Library

Case Studies, Trends and Reflections

1st Edition - September 22, 2020

Editor: Jeremy Atkinson

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 2 8 0 7 - 4
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 3 2 2 8 - 6

Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all ar… Read more

Technology, Change and the Academic Library

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Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library.

Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries.