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


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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