Library-IT Partnerships: New Services for New Campus Demands

Stephen R. Acker, Ohio State University - Main Campus
Michael D. Miller, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Michael D. Miller was affiliated with University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Currently, January 2008, he is the Dean of Library Services, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University.


The roles of central information technology and library organizations are being transformed by demands that new campus services be delivered more effectively and efficiently. Both organizations have reasons for paranoia and reasons for optimism as they look into the future. Properly conceived, library-IT partnerships can reduce threats and increase opportunities.