November 05, 2003
Experts Review the Impact of Technology Revolution on Libraries and Users
"With the coming of the Web, change moved at a dramatic pace, as patrons and corporate users began to use online services on their own. Changing user expectations and needs have resulted in new models of library service—use of print and actual visits to the reference desk are down; remote usage of library services is up; and instructional models have gone through major revisions both in approach and curriculum. The roles of users, librarians, publishers, and vendors have all been impacted."