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The Library without walls as an Agent of Change

Academic and Library Computing

ISSN: 1055-4769

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



Questions how widespread remote access will impact on the library as an organization, and also on libraries′ parent organizations. Looks at the implementation of OPAC systems within libraries and considers that remote access is more than just an enhancement to the OPAC. Considers that services such as FirstSearch could make libraries themselves redundant, as users could search for information and have articles faxed or mailed directly to them – in the light of this, libraries may have to re‐evaluate the services they offer. Makes the observation that librarians will have to become increasingly more skilled at the technical aspects of the job.



Sloan, B. (1992), "The Library without walls as an Agent of Change", Academic and Library Computing, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 9-14.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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