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Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age by Wendy Evans, David P. Baker

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Susan Myburgh

Abstract

The rate of development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) during the past few decades has been astounding. In many professions, their adoption and use has been fairly straightforward: they have usually accomplished three things. Firstly, ICTs have taken over routine administrative tasks and performed then more quickly than humans were able to do; secondly, they were (generally) able to perform such tasks more accurately; and thirdly, they were able to do things quite differently. In this framework, their effects have perhaps been unremarkable. However, for information professionals – those charged with the collection, management and preservation of information objects to ensure their ...

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