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Title:Special Librarians Face the New Technology
Author(s):Griffin, Hillis L.
Subject(s):Libraries --Data processing
Online data processing
Information technology
Library education
Abstract: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 at Marble Arch. As we emerged into the daylight we heard a terrible din, and we saw a busker shuffling along the path with instruments hanging all over him. Cymbals were between his knees, a drum on his back, a harmonica on a wire frame on his chest, and more besides ! He was a one-man band. He was the whole show. The sweat was dripping off him, and he was doing his best under his heavy burden and the warm afternoon sun.
Issue Date:1983
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In L.C. Smith, ed. 1983. Professional competencies--technology and the librarian. Papers presented at the 1983 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 77-83.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (20th : 1983)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Exempt from US copyright law
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-09

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