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Future Trends in Technical Services
April 2, 2008
OLC Technical Services Retreat
Today's library environment involves a high level of uncertainty, has few precedents on which to base decisions, often lacks reliable facts to guide decisions, requires quicker decisions with less time for reflection, and often offers several plausible options to consider. Individuals who are able to use their intuition rather than requiring hard facts on which to base every decision will be the most successful technical services managers of the future.
Using automation in technical services to foster innovation. By: Diedrichs, Carol Pitts, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Mar1998, Vol. 24, Issue 2
· Efforts to describe and provide access to information contained in digitization efforts and digital projects
· Access and description of electronic and Internet resources in all its myriad forms
· Consultants for database design and development for faculty and staff involved in grant projects (at the academic library level)
· Collaboration between and among other information organizations (museums, libraries, archives, government, public and private corporations, etc.)
Eden, Brad. “Information Organization Future for Libraries.” Library Technology Reports. V. 43, no. 6, Nov/Dec 2007.
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