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Author Varnum, Kenneth J., 1967- author.

Title The top technologies every librarian needs to know / Kenneth J. Varnum.

Publication Info. Chicago : American Library Association, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 131 pages) : illustrations.
Series LITA Guide
LITA guides.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Sept. 10, 2014).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends / A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison -- Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future / Brigitte Bell and Terry Cottrell -- Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World / William Denton -- The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems / Steven K. Bowers and Elliot J. Polak -- Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams / Kenneth J. Varnum -- Exit as Strategy: Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries / Anson Parker, V.P. Nagraj, and David Moody -- Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice / Devin Higgins -- Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future / Jeremy York -- The Case for Open Hardware In Libraries / Jason Griffey.
Summary While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services.
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Subject Librarians -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Library employees -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Technological literacy.
Librarians -- In-service training.
Library employees -- In-service training.
Library education.
Information technology -- Study and teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780838919651 (electronic bk.)
0838919650 (electronic bk.)
9780838919668 (electronic bk.)
0838919669 (electronic bk.)