The Whole Digital Library Handbook (Google eBook)

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Diane Kresh
American Library Association, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 416 pages
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Essential facts, advice, lists, documents, guidelines, lore, wit, and wisdom: Along with fun and irreverence, it's what readers have come to expect from the Whole Library series. This latest entry zooms in on the cutting edge -- the digital library. In a one-volume compendium that's by turns encyclopedic, useful, and engaging, contributors provide an overview of digital libraries, covering the state of information, issues, customers, challenges, tools and technology, preservation, and the future. From blogs to Wikis, highlights include: * Digitization project planning tips and tools * 13 ways of looking at digital preservation * Gary Price's 8 tips to make change * The value proposition of the digital library * Lists of Internet libraries, libraries that I.M., libraries that podcast * Interpretations of NextGen demographic data * Prominent librarians' perspectives on Amazoogle Collecting insights from library luminaries as well the perspectives of interesting experts from outside the ranks of library professionals, The Whole Digital Library Handbook decodes the jargon and cuts to the chase. Digital libraries are all about access to information, and this is the one-volume resource that puts it all in perspective.
  

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This book provides a lot of information on digital library concepts. As an introduction it may be a good resource but I found the information to be somewhat poorly organized. The volume of material ... Read full review

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Having helped put together The Whool School Library Handbook with Blanche Woolls from ALA, here comes nifty tidbits (edited and shortened from the orginal) from a wide range of published literature ... Read full review

Contents

As Google goes
208
Google the Khmer Rouge and the public good
209
Scribes of the digital era
218
Apples and oranges
222
Web value
225
TOOLS
231
A meme masquerading as a manifesto
232
Invasion of the pod people
233

Whats next?
18
Membership has its privileges
24
What becomes a leader most?
27
Which came first?
33
Reference in the digital age
38
Primary resources at your fingertips
43
Shelve under E
48
Value propositions
51
Glossary of terms
56
USERS
67
Growing up digital
68
Nothing but Net
71
Educating and serving the Net Generation
76
Net gains
83
Emerging roles
86
Origin of the species
90
Diffuse libraries
92
Digital collections digital libraries and the digitization of cultural heritage information
96
Intermediate consumers
98
Advanced photo shop
100
Part one
103
Part two
106
Strength in numbers
108
Who uses what?
111
Turn on before using
113
The tipping point
114
The case against information literacy
117
Perceptions of libraries and information resources
120
THE LANDSCAPE
123
The public trust
124
Wagging the tail
128
Libraries by the tail
139
Phoning home alone
142
Keystone cops
145
Our computers ourselves
150
Managing the Internet
155
Growing pains
161
Net generation students and libraries
166
Viewing patterns
171
Is whats past prologue?
176
Net effects
178
Famine or feast?
182
From a distance
187
Law review
191
THE MARKET
197
What we know will hurt us
198
Internet searching gets thumbs up
199
Et tu Yahoo?
201
Fear no evil
206
Striking a balance
235
Getting the goods
238
Wheres wiki???
241
Sticky wikis
242
Playing well with others
249
Caught in the webbing
251
Defining findability
255
Internet libraries
259
Ten tips for a better blog
262
Blog beginnings
264
The blog files
267
Doing research with your cell phone
269
Digital library services for all
271
The future of ebooks
276
iPods add wow factor
281
More on pod people
285
Why?
289
IM the walrus
294
OPERATIONS
299
I am the very model of computerized librarian
300
Starting out
301
Principles for good digital collections
302
Just say the word
305
Starting a digitization project
309
Technical infrastructureimage creation
313
Factors to consider when choosing digital formats
314
Digitization access
318
Going where the users are
321
Chatting it up
326
Making chat work better
328
Copyright needtoknow basics
330
in the United States January 1 2006
336
Why librarians care about copyright
340
PRESERVATION
341
Digitization is not preservation at least not yet
342
Thirteen ways of looking at digital preservation
345
Strategies for preserving digital content
358
The key to LOCKSS
363
THE FUTURE
369
Reinventing the library
370
The third law
374
Keeping it open
378
A modest proposal
387
Looking for bucks
392
Getting the right stuff
397
Tips for managing eresources
402
INDEX
409
Copyright

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