Are libraries sustainable in a world of free, networked, digital information? // ¿Son las bibliotecas sostenibles en un mundo de información libre, digital y en red?

Anglada, Lluís Are libraries sustainable in a world of free, networked, digital information? // ¿Son las bibliotecas sostenibles en un mundo de información libre, digital y en red? El profesional de la información, 2014, vol. 23, n. 6, pp. 603-611. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

The evolution of libraries through three stages –modernization, automation and digitization- is analysed. A formula is presented to evaluate the importance of libraries to our society, and it is applied both retrospectively and futuristically, extrapolating a 2030 scenario. The conclusion is that if the current generation of librarians does not introduce radical changes in the role of libraries, their future is seriously threatened.

Spanish abstract

Se analiza la evolución de las bibliotecas en sus tres etapas de modernización, automatización y digitalización. Se presenta una fórmula para evaluar el grado de interés que las bibliotecas tienen para la sociedad, y se aplica tanto retrospectivamente como para extrapolar el posible escenario del año 2030. Se concluye que si la generación actual de bibliotecarios no es capaz de introducir cambios radicales en el papel de las bibliotecas, su continuidad está seriamente amenazada.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Analysis, Sustainability, Values, Roles, Functions, Libraries, Extrapolation, Future developments, Prospects, Trends, Forecast, Análisis, Sostenibilidad, Valor, Rol, Funciones, Bibliotecas, Extrapolación, Futuro, Evolución, Tendencias, Perspectivas.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
Depositing user: Tomàs Baiget
Date deposited: 19 Oct 2015 22:36
Last modified: 19 Oct 2015 22:36


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