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The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries

Roth, Dana L. (2010) The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries. Issue . . http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechLIB:2011.001

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Abstract

Librarians, especially subject specialists in academic sci-tech libraries, appear to be facing a very perilous predicament. Two of their major job responsibilities, developing subject collections and providing face-to-face reference service, are in rapid decline. Budget cuts, publisher packages for books and a transition to cost-per-use evaluations for journal subscriptions all clearly diminish the need for active collection development. Meanwhile, because of changes in information-gathering habits, users increasingly approach reference librarians as a last resort.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Report)
Group:Library System Papers and Publications
Subject Keywords:Science Technology Librarianship
Record Number:CaltechLIB:2011.001
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechLIB:2011.001
Official Citation:Roth, Dana (2010) "The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries," Sci-Tech News: Vol. 64: Iss. 3, Article 4. Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/scitechnews/vol64/iss3/4
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ID Code:25928
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Deposited On:06 Jan 2011
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