Reskilling Staff for Digital Libraries

  • Naicheng Chang
  • Alan Hopkinson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4312)


In academic libraries, the digital library world has had a profound impact on staffing. Academic libraries are facing huge pressure on their staffing levels at a time when digital libraries are being introduced. Digital libraries cannot be divorced from ordinary libraries. What skills do traditional librarians need? There is little in the literature on training for staffing for digital libraries. Consequently, evidence from a recent PhD gleaned from research interviews of these digital libraries case studies is included in this paper. This research uncovered a variety of different management and organizational issues and revealed the large cost of personnel in the implementation and maintenance of digital libraries


Digital Library Resource Description Framework Library School Traditional Librarian Digital Library Service 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naicheng Chang
    • 1
  • Alan Hopkinson
    • 2
  1. 1.General Education CenterTatung UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Library Systems and Bibliographic ServicesMiddlesex UniversityHendon, LondonUK

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