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This article was originally published as Organ, MK, 'Netrification': internet infiltration of a university library, inCite - Magazine of the Australian Library and Information Association, October 1997,18(10).


[Extract] The netrification of libraries across the board is obviously occurring to varying degrees, whether it be within the biggest government departmental library or the smallest school facility. However, as the current decade moves to a close, and Internet excitement waxes and wanes, the Web is almost certain to continue this process of infiltration. The jury is still out as to whether it is a case of ‘Librarians leading the way’, to quote ALIA’s Library Week slogan, or the profession being led by the technological changes. It is probably a bit of both.