Library 4.0 era: Are academic libraries ready?

Show simple item record Tembe, Biziwe Mkhathali, Nomthandazo Nicolene 2021-10-10T15:41:12Z 2021-10-10T15:41:12Z 2019-03-27
dc.description Library conference presentation en_US
dc.description.abstract Today, academic libraries are not only providing access to books and space to users, but they also offer a digital environment that enables patrons to use the library without visiting them physically. Like living organisms, libraries are influenced by external pressures to constantly evolve, including, changing information technology environment and greater dependence on web-based services. Some large academic libraries, for example, use automated robots in combination with RFID technology and data from the library’s bibliographic and holdings records to retrieve from storage and deliver books that have been requested by users. Whilst this application of technology is newer for libraries, it is not cutting-edge for the industry. However, it is an example of how libraries are already making use of the processes that are arising out of developments, which are increasingly part of the new industrial revolution. It seems reasonable to expect that in the future, as we will see increasing use of Industry 4.0 style technologies and processes applied to the execution of routine library work and services for patrons. The new requirement for universities is to be able to track the skills demands within the industry and move quickly to make sure that students leave their education ready to add real value to business internationally. Since academic libraries are part of a university set-up, they exist to serve the goals of its organization. Therefore, every library programme must and should support universities total programme en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher 4th ZULC Bennial Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.subject Library 4.0 en_US
dc.subject 4th industrial revolution en_US
dc.subject academic libraries en_US
dc.subject RFID en_US
dc.subject library technology; en_US
dc.subject library technologies; en_US
dc.subject markerspace en_US
dc.subject web.4.0 en_US
dc.subject librarians en_US
dc.subject.lcsh academic libraries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Library 4.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh 4th Industrial revolution en_US
dc.title Library 4.0 era: Are academic libraries ready? en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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