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Title:Electronic Mail Services in the Library and Information Center Community
Author(s):Oliver, Dennis
Subject(s):Libraries --Communication systems
Telecommunication in libraries
Library science --Technological innovations
Library science --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Abstract:In the beginning, libraries were not leaders in the use of new technology. Upon graduation from library school twelve years ago, a new professional had the experience of not being able to find a job because his combination of computer programming and library science did not match any of the scores of job descriptions within the library community of a very large North American urban center. Two universities, four community colleges, seven public library systems, and scores of special libraries in various corporate headquarters had a minimal need for computer or technological expertise, although virtually all of these institutions were aware of the burgeoning information explosion and were participating in an active continuing education program from a well-reputed library school. Many organizations were planning for or at least thinking about the impact of technology in what was then being described as the "information age" in visionary articles in the professional literature, and several were beginning to commit resources to automation, at least in their planning budgets.
Issue Date:1984
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In J.L. Divilbiss, ed. 1984. Telecommunications : making sense of new technology and new legislation. Papers presented at the 1984 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 (21st : 1984)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1984.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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