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Emerging Technologies for Librarians

  • ID: 3103167
  • Book
  • November 2015
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
Emerging Technologies for Librarians: A Practical Approach to Innovation focuses on the practical applications of emerging technologies in libraries, defining the technologies in the context of their use in real situations.

Each chapter includes an overview of the use of emerging technologies in a particular work area that is followed by a list of relevant applications. Chapters cover work areas such as advertising, distance learning, metadata. and digital libraries, and also focus on applications, including mobile computing and web conferencing, followed by a conclusion.

This book serves as a guide for those interested in learning about, and implementing, the available technologies that enhance library services, and also lists and discusses the types of emerging technologies that are available for a specific area of work.

- Discusses and reviews practical applications of emerging technologies for librarians- Explores what emerging technologies are available in particular areas of library services- Describes and evaluates applications- Connects library work to innovations

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Emerging Technologies and Libraries


Information Literacy and Distance Learning

Virtual Reference

Semantic Web/Metadata management

Repositories/Digital libraries

Presentation Tools

Survey Tools

Research Support

Location-based social networking

Library mobile applications/Mobile computing

Web Conferencing

Next Generation Library Systems



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Yang, Sharon Q
Sharon Yang is Associate Professor/Systems Librarian at Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She received her MS in 1986, Advanced Certificate for Librarianship in 1988, and DLS in 1997, all from the School of Library Service, Columbia University. Her research interests include library systems and technologies, discovery tools, emerging technologies, and the Semantic Web. She is the recipient of the 2012 Research Award from New Jersey Library Association and 2013 Liao Jing Best Research Award in All Media from the Chinese American Librarians Association.
Li, LiLi
LiLi Li is an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA.
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