Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations

Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations

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This book describes and discusses the convergence of library and technology support in higher education. Over the past 15 years, a number of institutions have pursued merging library and technology services into a single information support organization. These mergers have taken different forms, but all seek to redefine information support in a 21st century model that promotes the interdisciplinary use of information. The coming years will see significant change affect libraries with the continuing disruption of the Internet and digitally-based services. Coupled with economic pressures, libraries and technology organizations will increasingly be forced to look closely at long-held assumptions of how their teams are organized and how work is divided and shared. Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations provides useful and practical guidance on converged information organizations as an effective response to change in the information profession. One of the most complete assessments of converged support models available Designed to both allow assessment of the application of a converged model, and discussion of successful implementations Includes experiences, perspectives, and examples from many leaders in converged information support organizationsUsually technologists assigned to programming responsibilities do not sit at help desks and are not held responsible for troubleshooting hardware problems in desktop computers. However, for those technologists who do work at user-facing anbsp;...

Title:Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations
Author: Christopher Barth
Publisher:Elsevier - 2011-06-15

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