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Introduction

WithBrice G. Hobrock

The rapid growth of information technology, a major characteristic of the “information society,” and a component of change in the character and culture of research libraries and higher education, raises a broad range of issues for library administrators. As the system of scholarly communication moves into the growing environment of electronic/optical text and bibliographic access, students, scholars, librarians, and administrators must prepare to deal with a new information culture based on technology.