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dc.contributor.advisorBudd, John, 1953-en
dc.contributor.advisorAdkins, Deniceen
dc.contributor.authorVelasquez, Diane L., 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.submitted2007 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 3, 2008)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Information science and learning technologies.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigated the impact of technology on organization change in public libraries. Over the past 12 to 15 years, public access computers have been introduced into public libraries of all sizes. Once these public access computers were connected to the Internet, the computers attracted patrons who had not previously used the public library services. The main themes were technology with facilities and services, city government, and people. The main research questions were 1) How has public library culture changed since the introduction of computers for patron use? 2) What adjustments were necessary to deal with the influx of computers and other technology in public libraries? 3) Have public access computers changed the way the libraries are organized and how they are staffed.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b62408434en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212628187en_US
dc.identifier.otherVelasquezD-111907-D8858en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4668
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshPublic access computers in librariesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic services (Libraries)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic libraries -- Technological innovationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational changeen_US
dc.titleThe impact of technology on organizational change in public libraries: a qualitative studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation science and learning technologieseng
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation science and learning technologiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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