Browse by Subject "Libraries --Data processing"
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(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)Since Sunday evening we have enjoyed outstanding papers on the competencies required for the use of the new information technologies in librarianship. We have looked at the needs for using technology, the kinds ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)The classic dichotomy within librarianship roughly divides the profession's functions into two the technical activities of acquiring and organizing recorded information on the one hand and on the other hand the public ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)One of the paradoxes of the phenomenal growth of the information community is that librarianship, one of the oldest and most respected of information professions, is experiencing great difficulties as a profession at a ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989)"Desktop research" encompasses the various tools that a scholar requires in the course of his or her work. The "scholar's workstation" of the future will involve several software packages from a number of developers to ...
We have heard an interesting mix of practitioners and educators. My task today is to speak for library/information education in general. I hope you will consider my title, "Education Matters," to reflect both possible ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989)The creation of machine-readable databases and computer-based services has always been predicated on the availability of appropriate hardware and software. During the first generation (roughly 1949 to the late 1950s), very ...
Introduction to Professional competencies--technology and the librarian. Papers presented at the 1983 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989)In consideration of the long-standing title of these meetings as "clinics on library applications of data processing," we should remind ourselves that data processing is a means of improving the work of libraries ...
A digital computer is a programmable device which on the broadest level supports the manipulation of symbols aggregated as data. Simply put, the computer is a tool for creating, maintaining, organizing, storing, transmitting ...
The New Technology and Competencies for "The Most Typical of the Activities of Libraries": Technical Services At a library conference in 1940, William M. Randall called technical services the "most typical of the activities of libraries" "they are..." he said, "the things which librarians do that no one else does the secrets ...
If the author had been as creative as Debora Shaw (these proceedings), the title of this paper could have been "Libraries and Object-Oriented Database Systems, or When Do You Need an SST?" However clever the title, the ...
This paper addresses two major questions. First, what is the schizophrenia that is afflicting the library profession in general and public librarians in particular? Second, what knowledge and skill competencies must ...
This particular conference has a long history of providing the opportunity for librarians to join together in their troubles/concerns. In this spirit, the author would like to share, if not her troubles, at least some ...
I would like to begin by reviewing what it is about an association that shapes the special role it can play in developing professional competence. To begin with what is perhaps the obvious, a professional association consists ...
As I tried to define the role of the special librarian for these proceedings, I recalled an experience that happened during a recent visit to London. We were walking through the tunnel under Oxford Street to Hyde Park ...
This clinic program announces that I intend to address the human factors involved in library automation in academic libraries. It is tempting to begin this talk by discussing the impact of technology upon academic library ...
Until recently, those who worked with computers were commonly thought of as having special knowledge or technical background not commonly known to others. In libraries the computers were likely to be managed by data ...