Now More Than Ever

Updated: 9:33am, 14 Nov, 2022
7 March 2012 (Wed)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Building, HKU
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and information resources are now available freely from a vast array of
different services, many of which have nothing to do with libraries. People
routinely have ubiquitous and continuous
online access to these services, and also have high expectations about their
ease of use, reliability, and accuracy. Google,, iTunes, and large
bookstores compete directly with libraries for readers and e-book borrowers.
Google scholar, the open access movement, and institutional repositories provide
access to the journal literature. Dr. Schwartz will review these developments,
examine the role that libraries play in this scenario, explore how libraries
demonstrate their value, and point out some examples of successful strategies

About the speaker(s):

Candy Schwartz moved from Canada to the United States in 1980, when she joined
the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at Simons
College, in Boston. She has a bachelor of arts in linguistics and a master&#39;s in
library science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a doctorate in
information transfer from Syracuse University. She teaches courses in
information organization, digital libraries, and subject analysis, and
coordinates the GSLIS doctoral programs. Candy is an active member of the
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), served as the
association&#39;s president from 1998-1999, and is the recipient of a number of ASIST
awards, including Outstanding Information Science Teacher. She has published
several books, including <em>Sorting Out the
Web: Approaches to Subject Access</em>, and <em>Revisiting
Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education</em>, with several colleagues. Candy is
also co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal <em>Library
&amp; Information Science Research</em>. She created the first web site for
GSLIS, in the mid-90s, and now she maintains a large personal web site and
makes use of a number of social networking tools in her teaching.</p>

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