Reskilling staff for digital libraries

Chang, Naicheng and Hopkinson, Alan (2006) Reskilling staff for digital libraries. In: Digital libraries: achievements challenges and opportunities. Sugimoto, S., ed. Lecture notes in computer science (4312). Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 531-532. ISBN 9783540493754

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Abstract

In academic libraries, the digital library world has had a profound impact on staffing. Academic libraries are facing huge pressure on their staffing levels at a time when digital libraries are being introduced. Digital libraries cannot be divorced from ordinary libraries. What skills do traditional librarians need? There is little in the literature on training for staffing for digital libraries. Consequently, evidence from a recent PhD gleaned from research interviews of these digital libraries case studies is included in this paper. This research uncovered a variety of different management and organizational issues and revealed the large cost of personnel in the implementation and maintenance of digital libraries.

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Poster session presented at ICADL, 2006

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Library and Student Support
ID Code:3097
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 10:10
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