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Roles of the digital and physical librarian

Role

Physical content

Digital content

Librarian

Enabling access to content

Restricting access to content


Managing physical objects produced by others

Publishing content produced by your organization

User support

Face-to-face consultation

Computer-based interaction

Acquisitions

Purchasing physical objects

Digitizing physical content

Serials

Selecting and processing physical journals

Negotiating electronic access to online journals

IT support

Managing an integrated library system from a large systems vendor

Running content management systems - possibly from open source providers with little backup



Running a web site and



Continual updating and migrating of digital content




Table 2.1: Roles of the digital and physical librarian;