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dc.contributor.author Choy, Fatt Cheong.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-09T08:34:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-09T08:34:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2009-10-09T08:34:26Z
dc.identifier.citation Choy, F. C. (2005). Preparing for the future : academic libraries in the beginning of the 21st Century. In International Conference on libraries : Towards a Knowledge Society, 2-16 Mar 2005, Penang.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/6134
dc.description.abstract One of the key components in any university or academic institution is its library. Since the early history of universities, particularly after the German model became well established, academic libraries were considered to be central to the mission of universities. Today, globalization, the Internet and rapid technological changes have a profound impact on the future roles of academic libraries and their centrality. This paper discusses some of the major developments that are likely to affect the future of libraries, such as the trend towards constructivist learning approaches, changes in scholarly communication, easy and greater access to bewildering variety of information sources, etc.
dc.format.extent 11 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights © 2005 ICOL This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by International Conference on Libraries : Towards a Knowledge Society (2-16 Mar 2005 : Penang), International Conference on Libraries. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [URL: http://www.lib.usm.my/elmu-equip/conference/ICOL2005.htm].
dc.subject DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries::Academic libraries.
dc.title Preparing for the future : academic libraries in the beginning of the 21st Century.
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.contributor.conference International Conference on Libraries : Towards a Knowledge Society (2005 : Penang, Malaysia)
dc.contributor.department Library
dc.description.version Published version

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