Term 3 1996
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Wondering about library services in the future? Margaret Phillips explores the major issues of publishing in electronic format and highlights the yet unrealised opportunities it offers libraries in the provision of information services in 'The impact of electronic publishing'. Incite. Vol. 17 Issue. 8 p:11.
Liz Whitaker reports that schools across America are planning or installing computer networks and questions if this will improve student learning. She suggests that all is reliant on what happens after the installation and highlights the value of teacher training in computer literacy in her article 'School networking: Where can it take us?'. Learning and Leading with Technology. Vol.23 No. 8 p :42
According to communications expert Madanrnohan Rao in 'Net results', the Internet will take over the media and provide alternative international news channels. 'This will impact on and alter global economic infrastructure and offer the world a new social model -just while T /Ls were recognising its · worth in terms of information sources! 21.C. N o.3 1996 p:57
While Total Quality Management (TQM) as a management system is difficult to implement across schools, it has been successfully used in libraries with its focus on process as much as products. In his winning essay, 'The use of Total Quality Management (TQM) in libraries and information services in Australia and overseas' Michael Cooper refers to selected case studies and outlines its implementation. The Australian Library Journal. Vol. 45 No.2 p:92
Alan Druery, from the Queensland Catholic Education Commission addressed the SLAQ 96 Conference on the theme: Information, Imagination and Innovation and was subsequently published in the SLAQ Newsletter. His interest is in the nature of information and imagination and their interface and how this impacts on the role of teacher librarians -interesting reading in the August 1996, issue p:25.