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Imagine Your Library's Future by Peter Sidorko, Steve O’Connor

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The complexities of our informational environment

This chapter

This chapter will examine the concept of the environment as a space in which each of our libraries exists. It will also enable the reader to see the environment for what it is while also analysing, and then beginning to understand, the impacts of the environment. There are various tools which will assist us in these examinations.

By examining the environment we will then have the basis by which to understand, in a subsequent chapter, the business models operating in the publishing and library industries.

What is the environment?

Geologists and sociologists understand our physical and social environments. They understand the contours, the seismic shifts, the changes in attitudes, ...

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