Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Intrusive and disruptive technologies have given rise to information explosion, which is increasingly influencing traditional libraries. The predicament of traditional libraries is evident, based on the decreasing usage. In the face of this predicament, to maintain their position, librarians answer has to be swift. Librarians cannot plan or position themselves effectively until they grasp the existence of big data and manage it. To remain relevant, traditional libraries must reshape their services using big data and smart technologies. The article explores the practical application of big data to traditional libraries. It identifies strategies to augment library services with big data and smart library technologies. The article also identifies possible reasons to apply big data to augment library services and make recommendations.



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