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Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion : A Basic Guide for Library Staff (Paperback) (John J. Burke)

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For library staff, this guide outlines all technologies used in libraries and how they are integrated into library processes. It details definitions, applications and uses, adoption issues, and potential problems and their solutions. It covers the history of technologies in libraries and how staff members use them; fundamental technologies like electronic resources, library catalogs, and computing devices; tools used to present services to patrons, such as websites and web services, social networking tools, screencasts, and distance learning; and building and maintaining the technology environment, including planning, evaluating, buying, and implementing technology, universal design and adaptive/assistive technologies, infrastructure, ergonomics, sustainability, security and privacy, and preservation issues. Updated and reorganized, this edition has a new section on current technologies and how they impact library work; new chapters on free information resources and makerspaces; updated information on open source catalog systems, discovery layers, and related elements of library management systems; a new section on learning management systems; new sources for tracking down technology information; and new technology predictions. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 218
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Reference
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
Author: John J. Burke
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2016
TCIN: 50314808
UPC: 9780838913826
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-4647
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