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The status of the field

Edward Iglesias

Previous research

Research in this field proved somewhat limited. The vast majority of studies focus on the field of librarianship in general.1 The single best overview of the field until this point has to be the one dedicated to the subject by Library Hi Tech.2 Although this source is quite dated it is valuable in seeing how much the field has changed in recent years. The article ‘From library systems to mainstream software: how Web technologies are changing the role of the systems librarian’ gives a very good overview of changes that at that point were just beginning but are now the norm. Still other areas have not changed at all, such as the importance of linking and stability or the growing importance ...

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