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Managing the digital library
Tennant, Roy.
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New York : Reed Press, [2004]

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viii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
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Edited versions of all the author's "Digital libraries" columns which appeared in Library journal between Nov. 1997 and Oct. 2003.
Acquisition & digitization -- Building collections -- Cataloging & classification -- Access -- Public service -- Organization & staffing -- Technology & infrastructure -- Standards & interoperability -- Case studies -- Copyright & intellectual property rights -- Preservation -- Current awareness.
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Author Roy Tennant keeps readers at the forefront of evolving library technologies with this new book, based on his groundbreaking Library Journal columns. He delivers expert guidance on the digital implications of building collections; cataloging and classification; acquisition and digitization of materials; access; public service; organization and staffing; technology and infrastructure; copyright and intellectual property rights; preservation; and much more. Each chapter includes a listing of pertinent Web sites that inspire further reading and analysis. Any librarian or information professional who needs to stay current in this constantly changing field will want this seminal work on their desks. A Library Journal book distributed exclusively by Neal-Schuman Publishers.

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Library Journal Review

This collection of Tennant's Digital Libraries columns from Library Journal is stimulating reading. The columns, originally dated from November 1997 to October 2003, have been edited and rewritten, with new content added. For example, his rant against the MARC record as an arcane and outdated demon, "MARC Must Die," is softened in a following essay, "MARC Exit Strategies," in which Tennant concedes MARC has a few good qualities that should be retained-if some additional features are added, perhaps by embedding the record in an XML wrapper. In the same vein, Tennant in "Library Catalogs: The Wrong Solution" castigates the online catalog for not being a one-stop shop for information, while a later column, "Not Your Mother's Union Catalog," outlines the efforts of OCLC's Worldcat and Research Library Group's Eureka to provide the kind of information he envisions. As with any collection of this type, no topic is dealt with in depth, but these essays offer an excellent overview of the wide-ranging world of digital libraries. Recommended for all libraries.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Lib., San Antonio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.