Geoscience Libraries: Still in a Time of Change
Creators:Scott, Mary Woods
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Publisher:Geoscience Information Society
Citation:Geoscience Information Society Proceedings, v.38, p.51-56
For the past 37 years, the Geoscience Information Society members have been documenting change and making predictions for the future of our libraries and information centers. The card catalog has become an OPAC, the Bibliography and Index of Geology is now GeoRef, and the reference questions that once came in person or by telephone now come via e-mail, IM, Chat, and occasionally in person. After an analysis of the subject content of the papers presented to the Geoscience Information Society from 1969 through 1993, Derksen and O'Donnell (1995) made some predictions for the geoscience information center in the year 2000. The analysis of the papers presented after 1993 show some shift in their trends and topics, but their predictions have come to pass. This paper presents the new trends and makes new predictions for the Geoscience Library in the year 2017.
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