The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries: Research, User Applications, and Networking

Front Cover
Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 6, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 332 pages
0 Reviews
From the Forward by Michael Lesk:
Google has now developed services far beyond text search. Google software will translate languages and support collaborative writing. The chapters in this book look at many Google services, from music to finance, and describe how they can be used by students and other library users.
Going beyond information resources, there are now successful collaboration services available from Google and others. You can make conference calls with video and shared screens using Google Hangouts,
Writing documents with small numbers of colleagues often involved delays while each author in sequence took over the writing and made edits. Today Google Docs enables multiple people to edit the same document at once. An ingenious use of color lets each participant watch in real time as the other participants edit, and keeps track of who is doing what. If the goal is to create a website rather than to write a report, Google Sites is now one of the most popular platforms. Google is also involved in social networking, with services such as Google+
Other tools view social developments over time and space. The Google Trends service, for example, will show you when and where people are searching for topics. Not surprisingly, searches for “swimwear” peak in June and searches for “snowmobile” peak in January.

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 2: Research, User Applications, and Networking has 30 chapters divided into four parts: Research, User Applications, Networking, Searching. The contributors are practitioners who use the services they write about and they provide how-to advice that will help public, school, academic, and special librarians; library consultants, LIS faculty and students, and technology professionals.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity

User Review  - Amanda Folk - Book Verdict

This first in a two-volume set edited by Smallwood (coeditor, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons and Marketing Your Library) covers library instruction for users, collaborators, and library ... Read full review

Contents

User Applications
77
Networking
165
Searching
213
Index
301
About the Editor and Contributors
307
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2015)

Carol Smallwood received an MLS from Western Michigan University, and a MA in History from Eastern Michigan University. Librarians as Community Partners: an Outreach Handbook; Bringing the Arts into the Library are recent ALA anthologies. Others are: Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012); Marketing Your Library (McFarland, 2012); Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use (Scarecrow Press, 2013). Her library experience includes school, public, academic, special, as well as administration and being a consultant; she’s a multiple Pushcart nominee.