Volume 20, Number 6 June 2000
How today's technology affects libraries' collection choices
by Ana Arias Terry
Examines how the latest high-tech trends are affecting librarians.
Discusses the methods librarians use to choose appropriate
technology solutions and how publishers, intermediaries, and
subscription agents offer these solutions to make the collection
development process easier for the librarians. Adds that the
technology that information is packaged in today has implications
that stretch nautical miles beyond the medium itself, including
issues such as archiving and the obsolescence of current technology.
Maintains that while technological implications do affect decisions
about buying content, collection development processes remain
fundamentally unchanged. Concludes that what libraries really want
is the promise of stability and effective preservation.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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