The impact of technology on organizational change in public libraries: a qualitative study

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The impact of technology on organizational change in public libraries: a qualitative study

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dc.contributor.advisor Budd, John, 1953- en
dc.contributor.advisor Adkins, Denice en
dc.contributor.author Velasquez, Diane L., 1959- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T18:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T18:40:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Fall en
dc.identifier.other VelasquezD-111907-D8858 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4668
dc.description The 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.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 3, 2008) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Information science and learning technologies. en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public access computers in libraries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public services (Libraries) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public libraries -- Technological innovations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational change en_US
dc.title The impact of technology on organizational change in public libraries: a qualitative study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Information science and learning technologies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b62408434 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 212628187 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations


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