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The Blended Librarian and the Disruptive Technological Innovation in the Digital World

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In the librarianship literature, blended librarians are integral professionals with the theoretical knowledge of Library and Information Science and simultaneous competences allowing them to deal with printed and digital information; they also have the knowledge on the use and management of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Considering the aforementioned, this paper debates: 1) the ideas of innovation and technological innovation models; 2) the disruptive technological innovation and its connection with the current library and information science scenario; and 3) the blended librarian and its challenges in the information systematization for access, retrieval and information services in a digital world context.

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Vargas, G. , Vanderkast, E. , García, A. and González, J. (2015) The Blended Librarian and the Disruptive Technological Innovation in the Digital World. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101764.

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