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Authors: Lankes,R. David,

Title: Virtual reference to participatory librarianship: Expanding the conversation

Publication Full: Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology

Year: 2008 Volume: 34 Issue: 2

Start Page: 11 Other Pages: 14

Descriptors: LIBRARY science, REFERENCE services (Libraries), ELECTRONIC reference services (Libraries), COMPUTER network resources, PUBLIC services (Libraries), ONLINE information services, LIBRARY users, LIBRARIANS, UNITED States,


The article provides information concerning the use of virtual reference services (VRS) for libraries, as well as the introduction of a series of assertions and questions acknowledging that the foundation of reference is a conversation for learning, in the U.S. The author infers that over several years an intensive effort has been underway to better understand reinvent reference in a digital age. Even in the settings of a virtual reference cooperative that used referral systems, the fundamental content-loaded process was seen as one librarian and one patron.


M3: Article; Lankes, R. David; Source Info: Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p11; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY science; Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: ELECTRONIC reference services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: COMPUTER network resources; Thesaurus Term: PUBLIC services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: ONLINE information services; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY users; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIANS; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 4p. Document Type: Article

Links: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Dec-07/lankes.html

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Issn Isbn: 19316550