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The effectiveness of reference librarians

Belem, Moctar and Wan Mamat, Wan Ali and Abu Bakar, Ahmad Bakeri (2011) The effectiveness of reference librarians. In: Contemporary Issues in Library and Information Science. IIUM Press, Gombak, pp. 72-78. ISBN 9789674180836

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Abstract

The librarians deal with information explosion in various ways. The reference librarians face many challenges relating to information explosion. In order to cope with these challenges, they rely heavily upon training. The strategy they use to deal with information explosion is to focus on quality of information rather than quantity, this in reference to the way they exchange information. They also use a variety of technology and digital resources to cope with information explosion, with heavy emphasis on the internet, digital books and various library automation software programs.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Reference Librarians
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Ali Wan Mamat
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2012 01:19
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 01:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24620

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