Knjižnice med Gutenbergom in Gatesom: Vloga znanstvenih knjižnic v novo nastajajoči medijski krajini
Libraries have gone throughout many changes in history; nowadays, with names like Gates and Joy, they find themselves at a similiar turning point as once personified by Gutenberg. EU is aware of the depth of the metamorphosis taking place and supports it with different political documents, such as the Guidelines on Library Related Legislation and Policy which are dealt with in detail in this article. They refer to free access to information, to the role of libraries in the national information policy, to the objectives of libraries in the industry of knowledge and to the protection of the written heritage. The measures taken by the Austrian librarian science in view of modern information and communication technology are dealt with.