Title

Transition to electronic access of government information: Are the depository libraries prepared?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Journal

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

Volume

23

First Page

62

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/

Last Page

85

Abstract

The ongoing expansion of electronic publication and dissemination of federal government information in Canada has prompted a study of the state of readiness of depository libraries to adopt the new technologies. Reported here are findings regarding current use of different publication formats, type of help sought by users, staff skills and training needs, adequacy of physical and financial resources, support from governing bodies, and perceived changes to come. There is a significant degree of uncertainty among depositories about the future use of government information available primarily in electronic form.

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