The future of academic libraries: changing formats and changing delivery

Patricia A. Wood (Patricia A. Wood is Associate Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.)
James H. Walther (James H. Walther is a Reference Librarian at Bryan Cave, LLP, Washington, DC, USA, the Editor of The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, and as part of his doctoral research, writes research materials for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Time is of the essence for librarians to review the pace of change occurring within higher education and how information will be provided in academic libraries to their vastly changing student population. The integration of technology in higher education has an impact on academic libraries in two direct ways: changing material formats and the scholarly communication options; and changing how information is delivered, beyond the classroom experience. The authors examine the depth of the format change issues, including changes in data preservation and conversion, personnel and facilities issues, and a close examination of scholarly communication and distance education issues facing our higher education and academic libraries.

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Wood, P. and Walther, J. (2000), "The future of academic libraries: changing formats and changing delivery", The Bottom Line, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 173-182. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450010355904

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MCB UP Ltd

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