By Edward Iglesias (Eds.)
This booklet provides a sequence of case reports from platforms librarians worldwide. It files how the career has replaced in recent times with the creation of latest internet applied sciences providers resembling hosted databases which are supported by means of owners instead of in-house, in addition to shifts in know-how administration. New ability units are regularly being extra as platforms librarians turn into even more versed in facing provider companies outdoors the library in addition to education and aiding their conventional constituencies.
- Written through practitioners within the box who've actual international experience
- Draws on a large authorship to teach how assorted views can color the notion of comparable issues
- Provides genuine global eventualities the place demanding situations within the box were met and overcome
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An illustrative example is provided by the head librarian in the 1992 movie The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag who believes that the goal of every library book is to be returned to the shelf unmutilated (The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, 2003). While the stereotype is, of course, overblown, there is a grain of truth in the traditional role of the reference librarian. Far from being happy when all books are back on the shelves in their proper order, most librarians are happier when the collections are being used.
In the not-sodistant past, reference librarians were called on to know their collections and, in many cases, look up relevant information for library users. As information shifted from print to electronic formats, librarians became the gatekeepers – the experts who knew the most efficient techniques for doing pay-per-search research on systems like Dialog. Information seekers needed to go through librarians to get the information (Goetsch, 2008: 158). As information becomes increasingly electronic, networked and ubiquitous, the role of the reference and instruction librarian is shifting from being gatekeeper to guide.
An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian. Systemic Shifts by Edward Iglesias (Eds.)