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Technological advances prompt changes in Lee Library organization

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University has recently undergone a reorganization that reflects the importance technology plays in modern academic research.

Bill Lund, former department chair of Library Information Systems, has been selected to head the library’s new Information Technology Division. The Information Technology Division joins the Public Services, Special Collections and Collection Development and Technical Services divisions in the library management structure.

 

These changes in the library’s organization extend into the operational areas of information technology.

Library Information Systems will now be managed by Grant Laycock. Web Programming and Design is now a separate department from LIS and will be managed by Jacob Jensen. The ongoing digitization projects — including video, audio, images and documents — will continue under a new Digitization Department managed by Scott Eldredge.

 

The changes in library organization are affecting other library departments as well. The Collection Development and Technical Services division of the library has restructured its organization by dividing the Cataloging Department into two specialized departments. The Cataloging Services Department, chaired by John Wright, will catalog materials for the general library collections, while the new Metadata and Special Collections Cataloging Department, chaired by Robert Maxwell, will be responsible for cataloging rare books, digital collections, Mormon media, Americana and other specialized materials.

“These changes reflect the ongoing shift in libraries around the world as technologies advance the way patrons research materials,” said library communications manager Roger Layton.

Writer: Roger Layton

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