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Computers in Libraries

Author : Katie Wilson
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Keep pace with the constant technological changes you face every day as a library technician Computers in Libraries examines the impact of integrated library management systems, digital resources, and the Internet on the functions and operations of library technicians and assistants. The book provides a practical understanding of library system software, networks, online information and access, portals, open URL linking, and the fusion of digital and print collections. Each chapter opens with definitions of the most commonly used terms and closes with review questions for classroom use, making it equally valuable as a textbook and as a professional resource for updating work skills. The roles of library technicians and assistants have changed dramatically in the past twenty years as computers have transformed every area of day-to-day library operations. And nowhere have those changes been more obvious than when dealing with online data that hasn’t undergone the same quality control and selection processes traditionally used with library resources. As ordering and cataloging processes have been streamlined, and reference and research services have been turned into twenty-four hour help centers, Computers in Libraries is a practical guide to keeping pace with the changes you face—every day, in every aspect of your work. Computers in Libraries examines: how computers work Internet protocols and applications integrated management system structure and administration acquisitions financial management online cataloging standards circulation parameters and policies course reserves serials control the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) resource sharing standards searching online databases creating online content digital libraries and electronic publishing bibliographic standards and practices Computers in Libraries is an important resource for library professionals striving to stay a step ahead in their field and for students who will need to be up to speed on the technological aspects of library work.

Computers for Libraries

Author : J. E. Rowley
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Computer Applications to Library

Author : Kole Lambert
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A library computer system is the software used to catalog, track circulation (where appropriate), and inventory a library's assets. It is intended for home, church, private enterprise, and other small- to medium-sized collections. Larger libraries typically use an integrated library system to manage the more-complex activities, such as acquisitions, interlibrary loan, and licensing online resources. With distributed software the customer can choose to self-install or to have the system installed by the vendor on their own hardware. The customer can be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the application and the data, or the customer can choose to be supported by the vendor with an annual maintenance contract. Some vendors charge for upgrades to the software. Customers, who subscribe to a web (hosted) service, upload data to the vendors remote server through the Internet and may pay a periodic fee to access their data. Modern libraries are constituted within and by a tradition of techniques and practices that represent a hundred years of codified professional knowledge. This book provides a historical overview of this tradition that created a complex environment of expectation and misunderstanding for introducing library automation. This book attempts to delineate and discuss the applications of the computer that have been behind the technological revolution of library science. The aim of the book is to mainly enhance the readers' understanding of the ways in which computers have heralded the invasion of technology into library science, with special attention to the emergence of digital libraries which promise to make libraries and their information completely at the mercy of our fingertips.

The Virtual Library

Author : Computers in Libraries Conference (7th : 1992 : Washington, D.C.)
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Hans Olav Fekjaer presents a collection of Internet resources on alcohol and drugs. The resources include papers, reports, books, and research on the use, effects, policies, and treatment related to alcohol and drugs. The information is provided in both English and Scandinavian.

Cloud Computing for Libraries

Author : Marshall Breeding
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""Provides the practical information and 'real world' advice required to take full advantage of what cloud computing can provide.""--Midwest Book Review.

Small Computers in Libraries

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Computers in Libraries

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One Hundred and One Computer Projects for Libraries

Author : Patrick R. Dewey
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Project ideas for computer literacy, virtual reference, students, patron training, and health information include descriptions of the project, contact information, cost estimates, and type of hardware and software used.

Digital Libraries

Author : N. M. Malwad
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As The Range And Extent Of Information Increase So Do The Problems Of Their Identification, Extraction (Dissemination), And Optimal Use (Service). The New Technological Inventions, Including Computers, Are Coming Handy To The Aid Of Librarians And Information Managers In This Endeavour. The Availability Of Low-Priced Mini-Computers In The 1980S Has Encouraged A Large Number Of Libraries And Information Centres To Automate Their Activities And Services.This Timely Publication Makes An Effort To Teach Librarians, Information Workers And Students Of Library Science, Who Have No Mathematical Background And No Computer Knowledge, The Uses Of Computers And Its Applicability To Various Activities In Libraries, So That They Can Adopt The Use Of Computers To Their Routine Work. * Introduction * The Machine * Software * Library Automation * Computerizing The Library * Information Services And Computers * Telecommunication And Networking.

Cloud Computing in Libraries

Author : Mayank Yuvaraj
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Cloud computing is a model where computing resources (processors, storage, software) are offered as a utility from an indistinct location and boundaries to the user. Adoption of Cloud computing in recent years has gained momentum within various avenues round the globe due to its characteristics like elasticity, virtualization and pay-as-you-go pricing. In tune with the trend various companies have evolved which are offering web applications. These companies provide the system required to host the application to users on lease which saves them from purchasing. The book combines both theoretical and practical perspectives of cloud computing with a slant towards library and information centres. The book describes in detail about various companies which are providing cloud computing solutions and infrastructure for library and information centres. Intiatives of OCLC and best practices adopted in other libraries around the world has been discussed at length. Many avenues of the implementation of cloud computing has been identified in the present study. Various initiatives of the library professionals to move their internet sites, their integrated library system for cataloguing and acquisition, Cloud based library apps, Cloud based Stack Map and their repository systems and inter library loan systems to the cloud has been mentioned. The book further proposes a model which may serve as a blueprint for implementation of cloud computing technologies in libraries. With the timely publication of book, library and information service practitioners after going through the book can outsource the task of maintaining the computer infrastructure and focus on their mission to serve people with right information at right point of time.

Symplegades

Author : Nigel Shaun Maturin Cox
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Computer Based Library Information Systems

Author : Madan Mohan Kashyap
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The purpose of this book is to give accounts of systems theory to help one to understand the process of systems analysis and design as well as design better information technology based systems in libraries; to describe the methodology for conducting system study and to explain the use and application of systems analysis and design tools and techniques.

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries

Author : Dhamdhere, Sangeeta N.
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The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies utilized, cloud computing and virtual technology has become an advantage for libraries to provide a single efficient system that saves money and time. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries highlights the concerns and limitations that need addressed in order to optimize the benefits of cloud computing to the virtualization of libraries. Focusing on the latest innovations and technological advancements, this book is essential for professionals, students, and researchers interested in cloud library management and development in different types of information environments.

Symplegades

Author : Nigel Shaun Maturin Cox
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Developing Microcomputer Work Areas in Academic Libraries

Author : Jeannine Uppgard
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A Micro Handbook for Small Libraries and Media Centers

Author : Betty Costa
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Discusses computer hardware and software with attention to specific library applications

Library Herald

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Subject Directory of Special Libraries

Author : Gale
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Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms

Author : Heather Moorefield-Lang
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According to Pew Research, nearly a quarter of teens already own a tablet computer, with younger children not far behind. With the use of these handheld devices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds each year, tablets are coming to your school district soon if they haven't already. This succinct e-book speaks directly to librarians and educators working with young people, pointing the way towards intelligent, constructive use of tablets to attain educational goals. Offering specific guidance for the K-12 setting, the authors Present case studies from a range of libraries, showing you how to create attention-grabbing programs for early learners, integrate tablets into classroom instruction, and serve special needs students Include eight adaptable, active-learning lessons that will help you get started quickly, ranging from using tablets to interact with the Caldecott awards to a QR codes scavenger hunt Detail the evaluation criteria used by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, along with the list of selected apps If you’re a school librarian, a classroom teacher, or someone interested in how hand-held technologies can be used in education, this resource will both inspire and inform your use of tablet computers.

The Rhodesian Librarian

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