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Neal-Schuman library technology companion : a basic guide for library staff
Burke, John (John J.)
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New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, [2001]

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ix, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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A wide range of technologies are available to libraries for both public and technical services. As these technologies proliferate and change, library staff must understand what they are and their uses. This basic primer explains each type of technology and discusses its practicalities in the library environment. Among the topics covered are: evaluation; troubleshooting; systems and networks; and adaptive and assistive technology. It concludes with a look at the future of information technology and its impact on libraries.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
1. The History of Information Technology in Librariesp. 1
2. How to Find Information about Library Technologiesp. 17
3. Computer Workstationsp. 33
4. Library Automation Systemsp. 49
5. Networking and Communications Technologyp. 65
6. The Internetp. 81
7. Electronic Library Resourcesp. 91
8. Methods for Storing Informationp. 105
9. Adaptive and Assistive Technologyp. 121
10. Technologies for Education and Instructionp. 131
11. Troubleshooting Tipsp. 141
12. Protecting Technologyp. 149
13. Building the Technology Environmentp. 159
14. Evaluating and Buying Technologyp. 171
15. Writing a Technology Planp. 179
16. The Future of Technology for Librariesp. 185
Glossaryp. 193
Indexp. 225
About the Authorp. 231

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