Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age
The rise of the Internet and the rapid expansion of electronic information present new challenges for librarians who must acquire, store, organize, preserve, and disseminate this information to their users. How can you locate the electronic resources most relevant to the needs of your users, integrate those resources into the infrastructure of your institutions, manage the necessary technology, and anticipate future trends? Deegan and Tanner suggest both the why and the how in this meticulous and completely practical examination of the strategic issues we face in a digital future. Chapters like: Digital Futures in Current Contexts; Why Digitize?; Developing Collections in the Digital World; Economic Implications of Digital Collections; Resource Recovery; Structures and Services: Mechanisms for End-User Access; Digital Preservation; The Changing Profession of Librarianship; and Digital Futures encapsulate the themes, concepts, and critical issues facing every librarian.
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Review: Digital Futures: Strategies For The Information AgeUser Review - March - Goodreads
Reading it for a current project on preservation. It might be a little dated by now, as this type of literature tends to become "old news" very quickly. Nevertheless, some topics are discussed that ... Read full review
Developing collections in the digital world
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