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Emerging Technologies for Librarians: A Practical Approach to Innovation focuses on the practical applications of emerging technologies in libraries, defining the technologies in the context of their use in real situations.
Each chapter includes an overview of the use of emerging technologies in a particular work area that is followed by a list of relevant applications. Chapters cover work areas such as advertising, distance learning, metadata. and digital libraries, and also focus on applications, including mobile computing and web conferencing, followed by a conclusion.
This book serves as a guide for those interested in learning about, and implementing, the available technologies that enhance library services, and also lists and discusses the types of emerging technologies that are available for a specific area of work.
- Discusses and reviews practical applications of emerging technologies for librarians
- Explores what emerging technologies are available in particular areas of library services
- Describes and evaluates applications
- Connects library work to innovations
Librarians, IT personnel working for libraries, library administrators, and library support staff.
- What Is This Book About?
- How Is This Book Organized?
- Who Needs to Read This Book?
- About the Author
- Chapter 1: Emerging Technologies Impacting Libraries in the Twenty-First Century
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 What Are Emerging Technologies?
- 1.3 How Will Emerging Technologies Change Libraries?
- 1.4 Top Trends Developing in American Libraries
- 1.5 How Have Emerging Technologies Been Impacting Librarians?
- 1.6 Which Emerging Technologies Shape Libraries in the Future?
- 1.7 Summary
- Chapter 2: Library Management Services
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 The Next Generation of Library Systems
- 2.3 Advanced Features of the Next-Generation Library Systems
- 2.4 Conclusion
- 2.5 List of Major Library Management Services
- Chapter 3: Web-Scale Discovery Services
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Web-Scale Discovery Services
- 3.3 Impact of Discovery Tools
- 3.4 Content Coverage
- 3.5 Future of Discovery Services
- Chapter 4: Metadata Management and the Semantic Web
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 Library Metadata in the Digital Age
- 4.3 FRBR, RDA, and BIBFRAME
- 4.4 Linked Data and Technologies as a Means to an End
- 4.5 Remaining Work for the Next 5 Years
- 4.6 The Future
- 4.7 Metadata Management Tools
- Chapter 5: Library Mobile Endeavors
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Smartphone Technology
- 5.3 Mobile Devices and Libraries
- 5.4 The Future
- Chapter 6: Evolving Digital Library and Library Digitization
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 Surging Waves of the Digital Revolution in the Twenty-First Century
- 6.3 Impacts of the Digital Revolution on Libraries
- 6.4 Top Library Digitization Software
- 6.5 Practical Suggestions for Initializing Digital Library Resources and Services
- 6.6 Summary
- 6.7 Notes
- Chapter 7: Online Research Instruction
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 Distance Learning Technologies
- 7.3 Efficacy of Online Tutorials
- 7.4 The Future
- 7.5 List of Tools
- Chapter 8: Virtual and Remote Reference
- 8.1 Introduction
- 8.2 Tools
- Chapter 9: Library Public Services Promoted by Social Media
- 9.1 Introduction
- 9.2 Library Transitions in the Digital Age
- 9.3 Surging Waves of Social Networking Services
- 9.4 Library Public Services Enhanced by Social Media Software
- 9.5 Emerging Social Networking Services in American Research Libraries
- 9.6 Summary
- Chapter 10: Understanding Web Design and Web Content Management
- 10.1 Introduction
- 10.2 Emerging Web Technologies for Academic Libraries
- 10.3 Surging Waves of Web Content Management Systems (WCMS)
- 10.4 Selected Open Source WCM Software
- 10.5 Successful Web Design and WCM in an Academic Library
- 10.6 Summary
- Chapter 11: Assessment and Evaluation in Academic Learning Environments
- 11.1 Introduction
- 11.2 Academic Library Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
- 11.3 Basic Metrics and Plans for Library Assessments and Evaluations
- 11.4 Common Library Assessments and Evaluations in Academic Learning Environments
- 11.5 General Software Tools for Library Assessment and Evaluation
- 11.6 Summary
- Chapter 12: Altmetrics and Research Support
- 12.1 Introduction
- 12.2 Traditional Metrics
- 12.3 New Metric-Altmetrics
- 12.4 Research on Altmetrics
- 12.5 Future of Altmetrics
- 12.6 List of Traditional Citation-Based and Altmetrics Tools
- Chapter 13: Online Collaboration Tools
- 13.1 Introduction
- 13.2 Collaboration Technologies
- 13.3 Libraries as Users of Collaboration Tools
- 13.4 The Future
- 13.5 Collaboration Tools
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- © Chandos Publishing 2015
- 25th November 2015
- Chandos Publishing
- Paperback ISBN:
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Sharon Yang is Associate Professor/Systems Librarian at Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She received her MS in 1986, Advanced Certificate for Librarianship in 1988, and DLS in 1997, all from the School of Library Service, Columbia University. Her research interests include library systems and technologies, discovery tools, emerging technologies, and the Semantic Web. She is the recipient of the 2012 Research Award from New Jersey Library Association and 2013 Liao Jing Best Research Award in All Media from the Chinese American Librarians Association.
Associate Professor/Systems Librarian, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA
LiLi Li is an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA.
Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA
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