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The Digital Age and Local Studies. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2719989
  • Book
  • October 2003
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
The Digital Age and Local Studies examines the impact of various electronic developments, particularly the internet on local studies librarianship. The recent explosion in use of the internet has been matched by an increased interest in local, family and community history, all areas in which local studies libraries excel. The book provides practitioners with practical advice on the provision of web-based services for users. Such areas as e-genealogy and e-learning are covered. Importantly, the book provides examples of best-practice and shows how practical lessons can be learned from the experiences of the innovators in the field.
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Introduction; Exploding the myth of parochialism; E-enquiry services for local studies; Remote users and local materials; E-genealogy and the library; E-collaboration and cooperation; E-learning; Evaluation and appraisal.
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Peter T Reid Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.

Dr Peter Reid is course leader for the MSc in Information and Library Studies at The Robert Gordon University, UK.
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