Reskilling staff for digital libraries

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Chang, N. and Hopkinson, A. 2006. Reskilling staff for digital libraries. in: Sugimoto, S. (ed.) Digital libraries: achievements challenges and opportunities Heidelberg Springer Berlin.
Chapter titleReskilling staff for digital libraries
AuthorsChang, N. and Hopkinson, A.
Abstract

In academic libraries, the digital library world has had a profound impact on staffing. Academic libraries are facing huge pressure on their staffing levels at a time when digital libraries are being introduced. Digital libraries cannot be divorced from ordinary libraries. What skills do traditional librarians need? There is little in the literature on training for staffing for digital libraries. Consequently, evidence from a recent PhD gleaned from research interviews of these digital libraries case studies is included in this paper. This research uncovered a variety of different management and organizational issues and revealed the large cost of personnel in the implementation and maintenance of digital libraries.

Book titleDigital libraries: achievements challenges and opportunities
EditorsSugimoto, S.
PublisherSpringer Berlin
Place of publicationHeidelberg
SeriesLecture notes in computer science
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Hardcover9783540493754
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Print2006
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Nov 2009
Output statusPublished
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Poster session presented at ICADL, 2006

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