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Title: Electronic information exchange and its impact on libraries
Author(s): Turoff, Murray; Hiltz, Starr Roxanne
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Library science --Data processing Future technology trends Disruptive technologies
Abstract: It has become common parlance that we are entering the "Information Age." We would like to take the reader with us on an exploratory voyage to the edge of some current information-age computer technology that may transform the library. A precondition for joining this expedition is an understanding of the "new world" which we hope to discover and build. It is a societal state in which the library has become one of the anchors of what we call "The Network Nation" an era in which the amalgamation of computers and communications will reduce the time and cost needed to span distances between people and information, and among people communicating, to practically zero.
Issue Date: 1979
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In The role of the library in an electronic society: Papers presented at the 1979 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 117-133.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (16th : 1979)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-053-X
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Sponsor: This paper is drawn from research supported by the National Science Foundation (DSI-77-21008 and MCS-78-00519).
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1979.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-02

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