- Describes how electronic resources constitute both a challenge and an opportunity for libraries- Argues that librarians can re-define themselves- Puts the case that libraries can be reorganized to optimize electronic resource management and information services based on contemporary technology and user needs
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1: The challenge of electronic resources 2: Diversions and half measures 3: The problem for libraries in the twenty-first century: the need to accept a paradigm shift 4: Solving the problem, part 1: professional identity and preparation 5: Solving the problem, part 2: reorganizing libraries to serve users 6: Solving the problem, part 3: adapting to scarcity 7: The digital divide 8: Conclusion
George Stachokas is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Auburn University. Prior to this he served as Head of Resource Services and Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management at Purdue University - West Lafayette, Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana State University and Chair of the Resource Advisory Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) consortium. His research interests include electronic resources management, organizational change in libraries, and collection development. George holds an MLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MA in History from Indiana State University, and a BS in Economics from Purdue University - West Lafayette.