The clouded crystal ball and the library profession.

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Growing awareness of the transition from an industrial age to a communication- and knowledge-based economy appears reflected in some changing directions in libraries. Major trends include (1) a change in management practices, (2) a realignment of operational goals away from technical processing activities to client-oriented outreach services, and (3) the identification of educational functions as a primary professional role. The twin concepts of knowledge utilization and information brokering are beginning to have an impact on the definition of the librarian's role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Medical Library Association
Volume65
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

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The clouded crystal ball and the library profession. / Matheson, Nina W.

In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, Vol. 65, No. 1, 01.1977, p. 1-5.

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