Language Arts & Disciplines

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 505

The time is right for this all-new survey of the library technology that’s already transitioning from trend to everyday reality. As in the previous best-selling volume, Varnum and his contributors throw the spotlight on the systems, software, and approaches most crucial to the knowledge institutions of tomorrow. Inside, readers will find concise information and analysis on topics such as mobile technologies; privacy-protection technology tools; the Internet of Things (IoT); virtual reality; bots and automation; machine learning applications for libraries; libraries as digital humanities enablers; visualizations in discovery systems; linked open data; embeddedness and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI); special collections and digital publishing; link rot, web archiving, and the future of the Distributed Web; and digital repositories. Sure to spark discussions about library innovation, this collection is a must have for staff interested in technology or involved with strategic planning.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Author: LITA

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 219

While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services. Sure conversation starters and informative for any library, chapters include “Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends,” by A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison“Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future,” by Brigitte M. Bell and Terry Cottrell“Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World,” by William Denton“The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems,” by Steven Bowers and Elliot Jonathan Polak“Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams,” by Varnum“Exit As Strategy: Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries,” by Anson Parker, VP Nagraj, and David Moody“Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice,” by Devin Higgins“Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future,” by Jeremy York“The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries,” by Jason Griffey This compendium offers an expert-level view of the library technology that’s just around the corner.
Language Arts & Disciplines

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 363

Sure to spark discussions about library innovation, this collection is a must have for staff interested in technology or involved with strategic planning.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 218

While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits.
Information technology

The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Information technology

Page: 131

View: 140

While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services.
Information technology

The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Information technology

Page: 131

View: 966

In this much needed book, Kenneth 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. It shows library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. 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.
Electronic information resource searching

Exploring Discovery

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN:

Category: Electronic information resource searching

Page: 306

View: 158

We're in a new age of Discovery. Not of the physical world but rather one that serves up appropriate resources for your library's researchers, thanks to advancements in handling metadata, natural language processing, and keyword searching. For you, Discovery might be shorthand for single-index products such as Serials' Solutions Summon, EBSCO Discovery, and OCLC's WorldCat Discovery. Yet even those tools require adjustments to meet your institution's specific needs. With first-hand profiles of 19 library projects, Varnum and his roster of contributors offer guidance on the complete range of discovery services, from the broad sweep of vendors' products to the fine points of specialized holdings. Topics include: migrating from a traditional ILS to a library services platform; creating a task list for usability testing of discovery; managing internal development requirements within the constraints of a small or mid-sized library; applying agile software methodology to a Blacklight implementation; real-world examples of usability testing, including a small liberal arts college's implementation of VuFind; meeting the challenge of three different metadata formats; practices in the Primo community for integrating open access content into the front end; serving mobile users with an app and responsive Web design; analyzing the use of facets in search; using a single discovery tool across a library, museum, and archive; and implementing discovery with geospatial datasets. Easy to dip into as needed, this comprehensive examination of discovery services will prove invaluable to IT, web development, electronic resource management, and technical services staff.
Computers

Drupal in Libraries

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 133

View: 795

Drupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that many libraries use to create well-designed, easy-to-use and manage websites. Ken Varnum guides you step by step through the decisions and tasks needed to develop and launch a Drupal-powered site and learn the advantages of the open source approach. The book offers hints and suggestions to work with your IT department, colleagues, and management as you develop your technical specifications. The implementation chapter guides you through installing Drupal, adding modules, developing your own themes (page layouts), and describes librarian created modules that have been shared with the community and can be downloaded and installed on anyone's site. You also get advice on marketing your site, best practices for project management and development, and measuring the success and impact of the site once it launches.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Reality

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 432

A perfect introduction to the topic, this book will encourage libraries to look beyond their own reality and adapt the ideas inside.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries

Author: Holland, Barbara

Publisher: IGI Global

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 545

Over the years, new IT approaches have manifested, including digital transformation, cloud computing, and the internet of things (IoT). They have had a profound impact on the population, including libraries. Many organizations can save on their IT budget by adopting these new approaches because they provide technology in easier ways, often at lower costs and to the benefit of users. Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries is a critical research publication that explores advancing technologies, specifically the internet of things, and their applications within library settings. Moreover, the book will provide insights and explore case studies on smart libraries. Featuring a wide range of topics such as smart technology, automation, and robotics, this book is ideal for librarians, professionals, academicians, computer scientists, researchers, and students working in the fields of library science, information and communication sciences, and information technology.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

Author: Christina D. Mune

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 553

Using practical examples from librarians in the field, this book lays out current issues in online learning and teaches librarians how to adapt a variety of library services—including instruction, reference, and collection development—to online education. Recent studies highlighting the challenges faced by online learners show that skills librarians are uniquely qualified to teach, such as information and digital literacy and source evaluation, can improve academic performance in online courses and enhance the online learning experience. Just as embedded librarianship was developed to answer the needs of online courses when they emerged in the early 2000s, online learning librarian Christina Mune now teaches "online librarianship" as a set of realistic strategies for serving a variety of online education models. Each chapter of Libraries Supporting Online Learning addresses a different strategy for supporting online students and/or faculty, with all strategies derived from real-world practices. Librarians will find information on best practices for creating digital literacy tutorials and dynamic content, providing patrons with open access and open educational resources, helping patrons to avoid copyright issues, promoting peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing, posting to social media, and developing scalable reference services. The tools and practical examples in this book will be useful for all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online learning. Offers practical strategies to librarians responsible for supporting hybrid and online courses and degree programs as well as MOOCs May be easily adopted as a library science textbook for those teaching instructional design, instructional technology, distance librarianship, or academic library issues courses Includes case studies on assessment information and grant writing for administrators and library advocates Informs all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online leaning in higher education Is suitable for inclusion in academic collections supporting library and information science
Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

Author: Diana Silveira

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 963

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow is a practical LITA guide that helps librarians achieve success in selecting, implementing and managing new technologies. This step-by-step manual walks readers through each step of creating and carrying out a plan that is customized to meet the needs of their community.
Computers

Technology for the Rest of Us

Author: Nancy Courtney

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 184

View: 960

Communicate effectively with systems personnel, savvy users and seasoned funding authorities, even if you can't tell a modem from a mouse.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Network Reshapes the Library

Author: Lorcan Dempsey

Publisher: American Library Association

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 847

Since he began posting in 2003, Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management systems.
Language Arts & Disciplines

FoolÕs Gold

Author: Mark Y. Herring

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

View: 948

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library’s staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM’s were all once predicted as the contemporary library’s heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Reality

Author: Kenneth J. Varnum

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 953

The current price of virtual reality headsets may seem out of economic reach for most libraries, but the potential of “assisted reality” tools goes well beyond merely inviting patrons to strap on a pair of goggles. Ranging from enhanced training to using third-party apps to enrich digital collections, there is a kaleidoscope of library uses for augmented, virtual, or mixed reality. In this collection, Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors share exciting, surprising, and inspiring case studies from a mix of institution types, spotlighting such topics as collaborative virtual reality for improved library instruction, education, and learning and teaching; 3D modeling using virtual reality; virtual reality as collaboration space, from gaming to teleconferencing; balancing access with security, and other privacy issues; future possibilities for augmented reality in public libraries; and augmented reality for museums and special collection libraries. A perfect introduction to the topic, this book will encourage libraries to look beyond their own reality and adapt the ideas inside.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Instruction Librarian

Author: Candice Benjes-Small

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 567

The sheer amount of resources on the subject of information literacy is staggering. Yet a comprehensive but concise roadmap specifically for librarians who are new to instruction, or who are charged with training someone who is, has remained elusive. Until now. This book cuts through the jargon and rhetoric to ease the transition into library instruction, offering support to all those involved, including library supervisors, colleagues, and trainees. Grounded in research on teaching and learning from numerous disciplines, not just library literature, this book shows how to set up new instruction librarians for success, with advice on completing an environmental scan, strategies for recruiting efficiently, and a training checklist; walks readers step by step through training a new hire or someone new to instruction, complete with hands-on activities and examples;explores the different roles an instruction librarian is usually expected to play, such as educator, project manager, instructional designer, and teaching partner;demonstrates the importance of performance evaluation and management, including assessment and continuing education, both formal and informal; andprovides guided reading lists for further in-depth study of a topic. A starter kit for librarians new to instruction, this resource will be useful for training coordinators as well as for self-training.
Libraries

The Freedom to Read

Author: American Library Association

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Libraries

Page: 6

View: 838

Language Arts & Disciplines

Emerging Technologies for Librarians

Author: Sharon Q Yang

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 581

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