New article posted on Information Professionals Asia Website

Librarian Career Development

ISSN: 0968-0810

Article publication date: 1 November 1999

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(1999), "New article posted on Information Professionals Asia Website", Librarian Career Development, Vol. 7 No. 11. https://doi.org/10.1108/lcd.1999.10207kab.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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New article posted on Information Professionals Asia Website

New article posted on Information Professionals Asia Website

"The use of new technologies in reference and information work: a survey of training needs in China and New Zealand" (PDF format 20 pages) by Rowena Cullen, School of Communications and Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, and Cheng Huanwen Department of Library and Information Science, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, Asian Libraries, Vol. 8 No. 6, 1999; pp. 195-214, ISSN: 1017-6748.

New technologies in reference and information work place increasing demands on reference staff to acquire skills with the technology itself, to develop and evaluate new services and sources, and to train users in their optimal use. These demands for new skills create training needs among staff offering the services. This paper reports on a survey carried out in libraries in Guangzhou and Wellington that investigated the use of technology to provide information services in these libraries, the training that had been provided and areas where libraries felt there were still unmet needs for training. Although Chinese libraries were using a similar range of technologies, training programmes and needs varied between Chinese and New Zealand libraries. Information Professionals Asia can be accessed free of charge from http://www.apmforum.com/alf/alf.htm

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