Lightning rod or seismograph? The acid test for librarians

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

    Abstract

    Contends that librarians can shape their future rather than just record and manage what has already happened. The author believes that we must work to persuade our organisations that we are producers and not just consumers of information and that in making that argument we will assert that our professional skills, although in need of review and re-presentation, remain of critical value to the development of an information society. This is as true of digital libraries as paper libraries.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationElectronic Information Resources in the Caribbean
    Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Issues: Proceedings of the ACURIL XXXIV conference held in Trinidad and Tobago, May 23-29, 2004
    EditorsShamin Renwick, Jaishree Kochar
    Place of PublicationSt Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
    Pages3-7
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2005
    EventACURIL XXXIV Conference 2004 - , Trinidad and Tobago
    Duration: 23 May 200429 May 2004

    Conference

    ConferenceACURIL XXXIV Conference 2004
    CountryTrinidad and Tobago
    Period23/05/0429/05/04

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    Digital libraries
    Critical value
    Information society

    Keywords

    • librarianship
    • libraries
    • library skills training

    Cite this

    Law, D. (2005). Lightning rod or seismograph? The acid test for librarians. In S. Renwick, & J. Kochar (Eds.), Electronic Information Resources in the Caribbean: Trends and Issues: Proceedings of the ACURIL XXXIV conference held in Trinidad and Tobago, May 23-29, 2004 (pp. 3-7). St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
    Law, Derek. / Lightning rod or seismograph? The acid test for librarians. Electronic Information Resources in the Caribbean: Trends and Issues: Proceedings of the ACURIL XXXIV conference held in Trinidad and Tobago, May 23-29, 2004. editor / Shamin Renwick ; Jaishree Kochar. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, 2005. pp. 3-7
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    Law D. Lightning rod or seismograph? The acid test for librarians. In Renwick S, Kochar J, editors, Electronic Information Resources in the Caribbean: Trends and Issues: Proceedings of the ACURIL XXXIV conference held in Trinidad and Tobago, May 23-29, 2004. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. 2005. p. 3-7