This paper gives an insight into how the introduction of new information technologies affects the work of the librarian. To achieve this goal, we analyzed the content of the messages of PUBYAC, an electronic discussion list for Children and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries. The data were collected for a period of one month in the spring of 1997. The methodology used was content analysis. In addition, we asked the participants of the list how they used to solve their information problems before they subscribed to PUBYAC. The paper provides information on the different themes and topics that appear in the list, on the lifespan and liveliness of specific discussions, on the percentage of active participants, and on the distribution of the messages by participant.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Information Technology and Libraries|
|State||Published - Dec 1997|