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Title: Change Management in the Academic Library: Transition From Print to Digital Collections
Authors: Adebayo, Oyeronke
Fagbohun, Michael O.
Esse, Ugwunwa C.
Nwokeoma, Nwanne M.
Keywords: Change Management
Academic Library
Print to Digital Collections
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Adebayo, Oyeronke and Esse, Ugwunwa C. and Fagbohun, Michael and NWOKEOMA, NWANNE M. (2017) Change Management in the Academic Library: Transition From Print to Digital Collections. In: Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic. IGI, University of Delhi, India, pp. 1-28. ISBN 9781522521198
Abstract: The introduction of ICT has no doubt changed and redefined the way and manner in which library operations are carried out. In this chapter, the phenomenon of change management was discussed and Unfreeze-Change-Refreeze model was adopted. The chapter also delved into the management of change in academic libraries, types of Digital library collections, access mode to digital collections, the need for transition from print to digital collections, the need to reposition library tools, resources and expertise, need for accessibility of collections by user, the need and benefits for preservation of digital resources, health and safety policies and prospect of change management. Despite the great achievements recorded in academic libraries due to change in operations, there is still another side to the coin. Issues such as techno stress which is a technology related health problem came to the fore. Other challenges such as increase in expenditure, staffing issues, etc. also surfaced.
URI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2119-8.ch001
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