A patron at the Ann Arbor (Michigan) District Library browses through a new compact disc collection in 1989.1
TODAY: Libraries around the world strive to keep up with changing information needs and formats, such as providing access to eBook collections.
In 1989: The Agency's Non-Print Media Unit fielded many requests for advice about compact disc players and other areas of non-print collection development. By the late 1980s, librarians had largely cut back on purchasing LP recordings in favor of CDs to meet shifting patron preferences.
The Unit's AV technician presented an instructional workshop on CDs at the October 1989 NELA conference, in addition to "a program for Department of Correction librarians on general audiovisual/video topics, two camcorder workshops..., a video production workshop at the MLA Midwinter conference..., [and] workshops for the staffs of individual libraries."2
What else happened in 1989?