Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 276 pages
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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? The authors discuss both the "why" and the "how" in this meticulous and completely practical examination of the strategic issues facing libraries and other information organizations In the coming decade. These issues include: reasons for digitization; developing collections in the digital world; economic implications of digital collections; structures and services; digital preservation; the changing profession of librarianship; and digital futures. Explore the themes, concepts, and critical Issues facing every librarian in this thoughtful and thorough discussion.

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User 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

Contents

Why digitize?
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Developing collections in the digital world
58
The economic factors
84
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