Organizing to meet and face the Web transition

Carl Grant (Librarian who has worked in libraries, or companies automating libraries, for the last 27 years. Starting as a part‐time shelver at the St. Louis County Library when he was 16, he held a variety of increasing responsibilities, ending his career there as an assistant to the director. He then joined DRA where he worked for 14 years, ending his career there as their vice president of international business. In 1997, he worked for Innovative Interfaces as their vice president of sales and marketing. He recently left the firm to work independently writing articles and consulting, and has since been appointed vice president‐marketing for Ameritech Library Services. He holds an MLS from the University of Missouri at Columbia and is an active member of the LAL, LITA, PLA and the Exhibitor’s roundtable. In his spare time, he collects MG sports cars and toy trains, rides motorcycles, flies airplanes and plays golf)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 1 April 1998


Libraries are struggling with the issues imposed on them by the Web. This has been greatly complicated by the fact that libraries are, for the most part, each acting independently in addressing the issues imposed on them daily by this new technology. This article examines the possibility that if libraries organized and effectively met the larger issues of true networks, better ease‐of‐use, coordinated digitization projects, authenticated Web resources, international copyright laws, updated teaching programs for librarians and better standards definition they would better position themselves to handle and take advantage of the opportunity created by the Web.



Grant, C. (1998), "Organizing to meet and face the Web transition", New Library World, Vol. 99 No. 2, pp. 56-59.

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