A focus on readers


Modern libraries are transitioning from a collection-centric view to one that emphasizes the needs of patrons. Collection development is not important in an era where information is available over the web, and readily provided through ILLs – access is the new collection development. Librarians are building digital libraries with content and tools that are available everywhere and at any time. Social networking is being explored as a way of making connections with users that improve library experiences. Cloud computing, mobile computing and collective intelligence are all available to the digital library where websites are designed for users with user involvement. The key to a modern library is an engaged librarian ...

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