Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians

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American Library Association, 2012 - Computers - 115 pages
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This book offers a holistic introduction to the tools available and how to utilize them effectively. The authors address the topic in an understandable and logical sequence. I plan to suggest that my library purchase it. - R. Todd Vandenbark, Web Services Librarian at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah There are trillions of bytes of information within the web, all of it driven by behind-the-scenes data. Vast quantities of information make it hard to find what s really important. Here s a practical guide to the future of web-based technology, especially search. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement semantic web technology. You ll learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online, and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TYPES OF SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
11
PLANNING
21
SOCIAL MECHANICS
27
IMPLEMENTATION
31
MARKETING
87
BEST PRACTICES
91
METRICS
95
DEVELOPING TRENDS
101
RECOMMENDED READING
105
INDEX
111
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
115
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Robin M. Fay is Head of Database Maintenance for the University of Georgia Libraries. A frequent guest lecturer and teacher, her areas of interest are metadata, semantic web, and social media. You can visit her website at http: //robinfay.net/.

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