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The Future of Libraries: Searching for the Deep Field [Kindle Edition]

Ellyssa Kroski

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With more and more content going digital, many in the library world are questioning what the future holds for us in this new landscape. Libraries are faced with responding to a dramatic shift in how patrons are accessing and consuming information in this new digital age in tandem with dwindling budgets, fierce competition from other markets, and rising patron (and organizational) expectations. We used to be the only game in town, but now we share it with the likes of Google, Amazon, Netflix, and Apple. Can we compete in an instant access, on-demand world? Do we need to? Will libraries continue to serve as the connection between people, information, and technology? Or will we be the next Blockbuster or Encarta, marginalized to extinction? What do we need to do in order to survive and thrive in this ever-changing, technologically robust era?

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  • Print Length: 63 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GJ1AR9I
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More About the Author

Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 22 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker. She speaks at several conferences a year, mainly about new tech trends, digital strategy, and libraries. She blogs at iLibrarian.


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