9781555705503

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion : A Basic Guide for Library Staff

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    9781555705503

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    1555705502

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2006
  • Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
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Summary

A guide to technology used in libraries and information centers covers such topics as security, buying decisions, RSS, blogs, open source, and podcasting.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
v
Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Part I: Library Technology Basics
1(38)
The History of Information Technology in Libraries
3(12)
How to Find Information on Library Technologies
15(14)
Evaluating, Buying, and Implementing Technology
29(10)
Part II: Technology Tools for Libraries
39(98)
Computers in Libraries: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, and Handheld Devices
41(18)
Computer Networks in Libraries: The Internet, Modems, WiFi, and E-mail
59(14)
Software for Libraries: Library Systems, Open Source, and Office Applications
73(16)
Storage Devices in Libraries: Paper, Microfilm, DVDs, MP3s, and Flash Drives
89(16)
Library Databases and Electronic Resources: Full-Text Periodicals, E-Books, and E-Reference Collections
105(16)
Search Tools in Libraries: From Amazon to Google
121(16)
Part III: How Libraries Put Technology to Work
137(28)
Universal Design and Adaptive/Assistive Technology: Meeting and Supporting Patron Technology Needs
139(10)
Virtual Reference, Blogs, and Usability: Library Web Sites and Web Services
149(8)
Digital Projectors, Distance Learning, and Course Management Systems: How Library Staff Learn and Teach
157(8)
Part IV: Building and Maintaining the Technology Environment in Libraries
165(28)
Spam, Spyware, and Security Strips: Protecting Library Technology and Users
167(10)
When Things Fall Apart: Troubleshooting Tips for Everyday Use
177(8)
Ergonomics, Infrastructure, and Space: Building the Technology Environment
185(8)
Part V: Where Library Technology Is Going and How to Get There
193(16)
Writing a Technology Plan
195(6)
Our Technological Future: Ranganathan Meets Googlezon
201(8)
Glossary 209(22)
Index 231(8)
About the Author 239

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