The innovation of everyday life in libraries
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The Future of Libraries in Human Communication. Twentieth Annual IATUL Conference 1999, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 17-21 May 1999. (The CD-ROM is available from IATUL [URL:http://www.iatul.org/]. A state of the art trend analysis of library and information science reveals that the library world is in the midst of technological restructuring. Every branch of library work changes continuously because of the technological facilities, although the missions and goals remain unaltered. The libraries belong to these professional divisions which involve the innovation and technology transfer in everyday life. In most of the cases innovation either as a product or as a procedure goes into the libraries, it's not a phenomenon produced by them. At the strategic level libraries on average have developed the ability to collect, process and assimilate technological innovation. Focuses on best practices, the definition and a short report, how they combine with the library functions and how they produce innovative processes and new best practices. An evaluation of best practices according to the value analysis method is included as a prerequisite of the final choice of which practice is characterized as best and which not.
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