The Future Impact of High-Performance Networks: Library Collections, Facilities, and Services

  • Wilson M. Stahl University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Keywords: Higher Education, Technology, Networks


The accelerating age of electronic information and networks offers many challenges and opportunities to academic libraries. High-speed networks will allow libraries to capitalize on information access as a partial replacement for actual ownership of collections. This article attempts to provide a brief background and overview of the major issues that libraries must address to adopt these emerging technologies successfu.lly.