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This book illustrates the big theme of library management using a research-based approach. As you have seen in this book, library organisations and operations continually change to improve themselves, due to the influences of their ever-changing environments. In fact, in the 1980s, libraries enhanced the automation of their operations in response to the shift towards online catalogues and the growth of efficiency. With the dawn of the 21st century, digitisation expanded to library operations and collections, indicating an evolution in media format. The key of change is that information technologies and the centre of library evolution have shifted from operations (by using automation) to collections (by using digitisation). This shift has caused libraries to make strategic and innovative changes in their services, operations, and organisations. Through these changes, libraries have found potential new users, expanded digital collections, and developed highly sophisticated services. Moreover, users’ information behaviour is also changing, rendering it impossible to continue utilising past procedures if libraries expect to remain relevant. With libraries facing the necessity of responding to these environmental changes, management strategies providing explicit and external explanations have become indispensable. Therefore, these innovative changes could be described as a theory of library strategies, such as general strategies and specific strategies. General strategies of libraries transcend country and library type. Specific strategies are adapted to differences in library type and environment. It is important to remember that libraries have their inherent strategies that librarians cannot ignore.

Looking towards the future, the collections comprising the core of libraries will evolve, and the environment will also continue to change greatly. Libraries must continuously reinvent themselves moving forward. The author hopes this book serves as a springboard for individual libraries to consider the inherent strategies in library management explained herein.

 
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