New Technologies, New Professionals

Robinson-García, Nicolás New Technologies, New Professionals., 2009 . In CILIP: New Professionals Conference. What is it like to be a Library & Information Professional in the 21st Century? Forum and Debate from a New Professionals' Perspective, London Metropolitan University, Monday, 6th July 2009. (In Press) [Conference paper]


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As Internet develops itself continuously, new technologies arise. These new technologies not only create new sources of information (such as websites), but also influence the way people communicate with each other (blogs, wikis, social networks, for instance). This new environment gives rise to new opportunities for Information Professionals and substantially changes the librarian’s work. New Professionals are perfect candidates to fulfill the new career profiles as they are “digital natives” and - for the first time - their technological skills make them able to compete with senior professionals developing their careers. In this paper we analyze the changes new technologies have brought to information communication and we review new career profiles that are appearing as a consequence of all these changes. We discuss some of the changes that Web 2.0 has brought to public libraries and how new professionals can take advantage of them showing the success stories of some Spanish New Professionals. Also we examine the transformation of scholarly communication with the appearance of Web 2.0 tools and illustrate the new career profiles that are appearing as a consequence with success stories.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: New Library & Information Professionals, Professionals' success stories, New technologies
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GG. Curricula aspects.
L. Information technology and library technology > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Nicolas Robinson-Garcia
Date deposited: 10 Aug 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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