The Digital Age and Local Studies examines the impact of various electronic developments, particularly the internet on local studies librarianship. The recent explosion in use of the internet has been matched by an increased interest in local, family and community history, all areas in which local studies libraries excel. The book provides practitioners with practical advice on the provision of web-based services for users. Such areas as e-genealogy and e-learning are covered. Importantly, the book provides examples of best-practice and shows how practical lessons can be learned from the experiences of the innovators in the field.
Nothing comparable in print and has contemporary relevance
Increased recognition of the importance of local studies
Covers the electronic revolution which has not been addressed in this field
Practitioners in local studies departments, local heritage centers and associated museums or archive services; Students of library/information science
Table of Contents
Introduction; Exploding the myth of parochialism; E-enquiry services for local studies; Remote users and local materials; E-genealogy and the library; E-collaboration and cooperation; E-learning; Evaluation and appraisal.
Dr Peter Reid is course leader for the MSc in Information and Library Studies at The Robert Gordon University, UK.
…a book that reads well and is nicely presented., Programe: Electronic Library and Information Systems …a valuable indicative bibliography and a helpful index., Programe: Electronic Library and Information Systems