The last 20 years have seen radical changes in the ways information is produced, distributed, stored and consumed. The internet and associated information and communication technologies have driven most of these changes and the impact is transforming the world of information. Information providers of all types are having to adapt to a world where many consumers expect their information to be free and available at their fingertips wherever they are. Library and Information professionals are often caught in the middle of this new tension with libraries no longer the primary destination for finding information. This book will explore these developments from both the supply and demand side and explain the dynamics of these technologically driven changes. The book is designed to be of primary interest to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in library and information studies, publishing and communication studies. It may also be of interest to practitioners wanting to better understand some of the technological drivers of change affecting their working environments.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||192|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2015|