EMERGING LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT - AN UPDATED REVIEW
Due to a growing significance and applicability of information technologies to an academic institution, it is necessary to acquaint librarians and other information professionals with the technology which can be applied to academic environment since the development of digital competence is an inherent part of every school´s curricula. Emerging library technologies such as Bibliographic Citation Management Software, Instructional System Design Software, Electronic Copyright Management System, Classroom Management Software, Library Automation Software, Electronic Resource Management Software and Integrated Search Software are very impactful as academic libraries move into the creation of digital contents. This paper reviewed the emerging library technology trend especially for academic libraries as well as the need to rethink and re-strategize on how increasing technological changes affect their services. Clear indications on libraries’ need of emerging technology tools to support academic librarians for efficient and effective performance were presented. Recommendations were offered on persistent self-renovation by library professionals in order to stay ahead of technology learning curve.