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The future of the academic library and the academic librarian: a Delphi study

Blazej Feret (Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland)
Marzena Marcinek (Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland)

Librarian Career Development

ISSN: 0968-0810

Article publication date: 1 October 1999

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Abstract

Identifies the most important trends in changes that are occurring in academic libraries and their impact on the role of the academic library as a whole, with focus on the skills and characteristics of a new‐century librarian. To achieve this goal a Delphi study was conducted between December 1998 and April 1999 involving 23 key library experts from ten countries. The study was entitled: “What will be the role of an academic library and skills of an academic librarian in the year 2005?”

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Feret, B. and Marcinek, M. (1999), "The future of the academic library and the academic librarian: a Delphi study", Librarian Career Development, Vol. 7 No. 10, pp. 91-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/09680819910301898

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MCB UP Ltd

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