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1. Electronic Reference Sources versus Print Sources 1.1 A strong preference for electronic products. 1.2 User’s access to the material. 1.3 Electronic products networked or made available on the Web can reach many people simultaneously and remotely. 1.4 Ease of use is another critical factor for which we evaluate reference products.
1.5 Ease of reading the material online. 1.6 Include types of content unavailable in print: e.g graphical images, animation, multimedia & hypertext 1.7 Permanence of information that a library receives in electronic form. May not be permanent, due to the uncertainties of the technologies. Electronic Reference Sources versus Print Sources
1.8 Electronic products may be more costly for libraries than their print counterparts 1.9 Library collections will contain a mix of formats. Decisions will continue to be made based on what serves the library’s users best with the most efficient use of funds. 1.10 Important to integrate the new technologies with the old.
Empowering Initiatives 1. R.A. No. 9246 – An Act Modernizing the Practice of Librarianship in the Philippines thereby Repealing R.A. Act No. 6966, Entitled: “An Act Regulating the Practice of Librarianship and Prescribing the Qualifications of Librarians”
Statement of Policy – The State recognizes:
essential role of librarianship
developing the intellectual capacity of the citizenry
making library service component for national development
honest, effective and credible licensure examination
Build more networks, produce new services in cooperation will all kinds of libraries to deliver virtual services.
Challenges: First All libraries at any level of sophistication, young, maturing or adult must aim to be an e- information provider. Second Create the library as a place that really enhances local needs. Effect of Modernization and Emerging Technologies
Third Create a new librarian – the most important is to transform the librarian from an information provider into a knowledge provider; that is from someone who merely give access to information to someone who more actively supports the user in acquiring the needed knowledge. How? I leave that to you. Challenges: