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Library Technology and Digital Resources


Library Technology and Digital Resources

An Introduction for Support Staff
Library Support Staff Handbooks, Band 2

von: Marie Keen Shaw

47,99 €

Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 12.11.2015
ISBN/EAN: 9781442256453
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 248

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<span><span>In the last decade library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Library patrons are predominately served by support staff that is expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital resources. Yet most library support staff (LSS) has not had training to become proficient in finding, using, and instructing others in the abundance of the digital resources of websites, databases, e-texts, digital libraries and their related technologies.<br><br></span><span>Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff </span><span>is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to:</span></span>
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<li><span>Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts;</span></li>
<li><span>Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital resources;</span></li>
<li><span>Understand the complexity and options of licensing and usage agreements for digital resources;</span></li>
<li><span>Know copyright permissions and acceptable use guidelines for digital resources.</span></li>
<li><span>Understand the basic technologies that support library digital resources including network structures, software applications, and protocols;</span></li>
<li><span>Distinguish between directories and search engines as they relate to digital resources as well as be able to employ advance search skills effectively;</span></li>
<li><span>Explore the resources of global, national, and state digital libraries and their collections;</span></li>
<li><span>Use government databases and other digitized systems and information sources;</span></li>
<li><span>Find exemplary digital resources though other agencies such as museums, university collections and other sources that librarians can share with patrons.</span></li>
<li><span>Create local digital resources of primary and historical materials and artifacts with metadata and cataloging for searchable access.</span></li>
<li><span>Interpret meaning from library digital resources using visual literacy skills.</span></li>
<li><span>Promote library digital resources through a variety of means including social media and online options.</span></li>
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<span><span>In the last decade library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Library patrons are predominately served by support staff that is expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital resources. Yet most library support staff (LSS) has not had training to become proficient in finding, using, and instructing others in the abundance of the digital resources of websites, databases, e-texts, digital libraries and their related technologies. </span><span>Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff </span><span>is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. </span></span>
<span><span>List of Figures<br>List of Tables and Textboxes<br>Preface</span></span>
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<span><span>Editorial Advisory Board<br>Acknowledgments<br><br>PART I DIGITAL RESOURCES<br>1 Introduction<br>2 Digital and Visual Literacies<br>3 Primary Sources and Digital Collections<br>4 National and Global Collections<br>5 State and Local Collections<br>6 Subscription Databases: Planning, Evaluation, and Acquisition Processes<br><br>PART II TECHNOLOGIES<br><br>7 Subscription Databases: Providers and Products<br>8 E-Books<br>9 The Internet: Directories and Search Engines<br>10 Appropriate Use: Policies, Confidentiality, Security, Digital Copyright<br>11 Hardware, Software, and Network Infrastructure<br><br>PART III NEW DIRECTIONS<br>12 Current and Future Trends<br><br>Glossary<br>Index<br>About the Author<br></span></span>
<span><span>Marie Shaw </span><span>is Program Coordinator for the Library Technology certificate at Three Rivers Community College, one of twelve community colleges of the State of Connecticut. She is also an adjunct professor in the program teaching courses in Digital Resources, Cataloging and Classification, Reference, and Library Management. After achieving advanced degrees in Library Science and School Administration, she earned her doctorate at the University of Connecticut in Educational Leadership and Adult Learning. </span></span>
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