The Librarian 2.0 and the visual Information Professional

Rasmussen, Laurits The Librarian 2.0 and the visual Information Professional., 2008 . In 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium (Bobcatsss 2009), Porto (Portugal), 28-30 January 2009. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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English abstract

Based on the last decade of development in the field or domain of Library and Information Science, the role of the Information Professional and the qualifications and competences of the Librarian has also changed. In line with the electronic, digital and virtual development in the same period of time there have come new and interesting rooms and spaces for the Librarian to interact within. These rooms and spaces can be both an advantage and a disadvantage for the library and the librarian however both parts are forced to interact or at lest take position in this new 2.0 time. The current impact of the new technologies in the life of the Information Professional is relevant to involve in the discussion of the role of this new Librarian 2.0 between the physical, digital and virtual library (figure 1). In relation to this point are it important to define the difference between especially the digital and the virtual library in connection to increase the role of the librarian in those libraries. The rise and fall of physical libraries is the focus for this paper and in relation to this matter the paper will discuss the difference of the three above mentioned library forms partly the physical, partly the digital and partly the virtual library. Can the library today have all three parts included and fairly divide the resources relevantly between them? Is it relevant to have a virtual library? In this context the virtual library can be the library service in virtual worlds like Second Life. We still experience libraries in the virtual communities and on this point is Denmark absolutely not behind, but is it used by anyone? What about the digital library versus the virtual library? – And versus the physical library? The questions and possible answers will be discussed.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Library, Librarian 2.0, visual Information Professional, sign language, ASL (American Sign Language), DSL (Danish Sign Language)
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
Depositing user: 2009 Bobcatsss
Date deposited: 31 Mar 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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