1st Edition

Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know
A LITA guide

Edited By

Kenneth J Varnum

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ISBN 9781783300334
Published July 30, 2014 by Facet Publishing
144 Pages

USD $70.95

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Book Description

In this much needed book, Kenneth J Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors look ahead over the most important technologies likely to impact library services over the next five years. Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services. Highly informative for any library, the diverse chapters include:

Impetus to innovate: convergence and library trends

Hands-free augmented reality: impacting the library future

Libraries and archives augmenting the world

The future of cloud-based library systems

Library discovery

Web services as the new websites for many libraries

Text mining

Bigger, better, together: building the digital library of the future

Open hardware in libraries.

Readership: This leading-edge collection offers an expert-level view of library technology that's just around the corner and is essential reading for systems librarians, students and all librarians who are looking to the technology future.

Table of Contents

1. Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends - A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison 2. Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future - Brigitte M. Bell and Terry Cottrell 3. Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World - William Denton 4. The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems - Steven Bowers and Elliot Jonathan Polak 5. Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams - Kenneth J Varnum 6. Exit As Strategy: Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries - Anson Parker, VP Nagraj, and David Moody 7. Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice - Devin Higgins 8. Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future - Jeremy York 9. The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries - Jason Griffey.

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