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Future evolutions of information service organizations: Around the bend in the river

Abstract:

Converged organizations are uniquely and differently prepared to respond to evolution and change in the information service profession. This chapter forecasts and proposes ways in which converged organizations can and will respond to predicted developments in how libraries and technology organizations will provide service in the next five to ten years.

Key words

future

libraries

technology

print

collections

digital

data

research

cyberinfrastructure

cloud computing

multimedia

metadata

convergence

user interfaces

mission

The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.

William Gibson

There are two things that many individuals ...

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