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The digital librarian

Bruce Massis (University Library, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 7 October 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the two basic skills necessary for today’s librarian to be successful in a library environment where technology and copyright are evolving and thus changing the manner by which a transition from print resources to digital can be successfully implemented.

Design/methodology/approach

Literature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.

Findings

A combination of technology skills and an understanding of digital copyright issues are strengths that, for today’s librarians, are less unique and more typical components of a librarian’s skill set.

Originality/value

The value in addressing this issue is to highlight the background that today’s librarian must bring to the profession in a highly digitized and more legally determined library environment.

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Acknowledgements

Declaration: The author declares that there is no potential conflict of interest in the research.

Citation

Massis, B. (2014), "The digital librarian", New Library World, Vol. 115 No. 9/10, pp. 496-499. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-11-2013-0088

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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