Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-tech Librarian

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Nancy Courtney
Libraries Unlimited, 2005 - Computers - 184 pages

Librarians are affected by technology in every aspect of their jobs, yet they often have little understanding of the technologies underlying the systems they use every day. Nancy Courtney and 15 well-known contributors discuss such technologies as Wireless LANs, Radio Frequency Identification, OpenURL and other essential technological innovations in everyday language.

Wireless LANs, Radio Frequency Identification. OpenURL. Chances are you've heard these terms. But could you link them to their definitions on Jeopardy? Librarians are affected by technology in every aspect of their jobs, yet they often have little understanding of the technologies underlying the systems they use every day. Such a situation, according to Nancy Courtney, is untenable. Every librarian, no matter how low-tech his or her position, needs a basic understanding of computer technologies. To this end, she has assembled an impressive cast of contributors to discuss some of the more essential concepts and tenets in simple terms. Their combined intent is not to turn unsuspecting readers into IT practitioners, but to improve their technological literacy about topics currently of interest in the library community so that they can communicate effectively with systems personnel, their users and their funding authorities. If you are a librarian, and your primary job responsibilities are not in information technology, this book is for you!

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I have not read the whole book. In the catalog of HKIed Library, its call number is Z678.9 T45 2005.(Book title:Technology for the rest of us) Read full review

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A smattering knowledge of HTML is no longer enough for librarians to call themselves "high tech." So, if you find that you are now "low tech," or were never "high tech" to begin with, you should ... Read full review

Contents

Wireless Local Area Networks
15
Cybertheft Network Security and the Library Without Walls
23
OpenURL Basics
31
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Nancy Courtney is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Outreach & Engagement at Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio.

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