As academic libraries and computer centers move toward convergence, multiple issues must be addressed before successful models of merged operations can develop.
The organizational model of merged public health information resources at the University of Michigan stands as a viable example of collaborative operations under a unified management structure.
The undertaking represents more than administrative shuffling to consolidate staff and budgets : it is an attempt to reconceptualize the role of library services and computer services within an integrated model of cooperation that can offer more to its constituency than could the library and computing center functioning as separate entities.
It is an undertaking that required a belief in the importance of information resources coupled with service and an approach that engages the larger academic mission of the university.
The initiative has spawned new collaborative opportunities, resources, and interest, and has reinvigorated a sense of purpose and relevancy for the activities of the information professional.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bibliothèque universitaire, Service information, Coopération, Système informatique, Bibliothécaire, Activité professionnelle, Centre calcul, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, InfoTech, PHISA (Public Health Information Services and Access), Informaticien, Structure organisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : University library, Information service, Cooperation, Computer system, Librarian, Professional activity, Computer center, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Organization structure
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0307112
Code Inist : 001A01A04. Création : 27/11/1998.