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Strategic Business Development for Information Centres and Libraries by Margareta Nelke

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9

Changes and challenges

Abstract:

Rapid changes occur in the information business: changes which have an impact on the LIS functions. Some of the changes we can influence and on other changes we have no influence whatsoever, but we must relate to them in one way or another. The World Wide Web and the shift to electronic media with the subsequent fast development of new devices and solutions for producing, searching, accessing and delivering information are part of the major changes seen in recent decades. Other changes are commercialisation of metadata, the growing importance of copyright issues for electronic information, the changing role of the information professional, the needs for new competence and increased demand for cooperation and ...

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