Description : The Internet has enabled the convergence of all things information-related. This book provides essential, foundational knowledge of the application of Internet and web technologies in the information and library professions. • Covers a broad spectrum of Internet technologies within the context of knowledge and skills needed by LIS students and professionals in related fields • Identifies key issues related to the use of Internet technologies in libraries and other information organizations • Helps students understand and apply the basic vocabulary and principles of computer software, hardware, and networks • Identifies the various roles that the web, social media, and mobile 2.0 play in the context of libraries and the LIS profession
Description : Information systems are central to libraries, and managing information systems is critical to serving library communities. Both a textbook for LIS courses and a handbook for practitioners, this volume thoroughly addresses modern libraries' challenges of integrating information technology. • Covers all aspects of library information systems within a broad context • Written to be easily understandable and informative to a wide readership, including LIS students, library administrators, and managers, regardless of technical background or knowledge • Fully addresses current practice while also offering a glimpse into future trends in this quickly changing field, helping practitioners and future practitioners keep abreast of the field • Perfectly suited as a text for courses in LIS and as an everyday reference for practitioners
Description : Updated and enhanced, the second edition of this text provides both library students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of procedural and philosophical approaches in acquisitions management. • Incorporates thoroughly updated information that reflects today's fast-changing world of acquisitions management and addresses the changing landscape of publishing overall • Highlights new web-based materials • Takes an integrated approach to acquisitions functions and operations • Serves as both a manual for practicing acquisitions librarians and support staff and as a textbook for students in library and information science programs
Description : Provides the most thorough examination of Internet technologies and applications for researchers in a variety of related fields. For the average Internet consumer, as well as for experts in the field of networking and Internet technologies.
Description : Chapters by leading librarians and scholars examine how the Internet has affected the various operations of libraries. Contributors also explore the impact the Interent has had on various information services such as business, government, science, archives, and media.
Description : The convergence of legacy telecommunications towards the Internet and Internet technologies is an ongoing process, resulting in converged Telecom and Internet worlds. Based on current and developing industry practice, this book focuses on the Internet technologies, in particular, on Internet principles, protocols, and services for fixed and mobile networks, including technologies, regulation, and business aspects. This timely resource provides readers with all-around coverage of standardized Internet technologies, Internet standardization regarding the Telecom sector, as well as the convergence of all services onto the Internet. This includes legacy telecommunication services, legacy Internet services, and emerging over-the-top services such as Skype, which appeared during the past decade on a global scale, driven by the penetration of fixed broadband and mobile broadband.
Description : The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty. • Explains complex legal and technical concepts clearly and understandably through entries that range from 500 to 5,000 words • Covers a wide range of topics, including censorship, copyright, domain name disputes, file-sharing, hacking, patents, spam, malware, international law, tax issues, trademarks, and viruses • Features an introductory guide to the U.S. legal system, including how to find, read, and understand sources of law • Includes cases, statutes, and international treaties relevant to the law of information technology and the Internet
Description : A detailed chronology of the early, pre-Internet years of online information systems and services. Every field of history has a basic need for a detailed chronology of what happened: who did what when. In the absence of such a resource, fanciful accounts flourish. This book provides a rich narrative of the early development of online information retrieval systems and services, from 1963 to 1976—a period important to anyone who uses a search engine, online catalog, or large database. Drawing on personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with many of the key participants, the book describes the individuals, projects, and institutions of the period. It also corrects many common errors and misconceptions and provides milestones for many of the significant developments in online systems and technology.
Description : Provides update to current thinking about, and reasons for, service evaluation of libraries in the UK. Examines quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaires, focus groups, suggestions boxes and interview techniques.Problems arising from survey outcomes are summarised and long-term evaluation and the relevance of benchmarking are discussed.Contains case studies covering survey work in public, academic and special libraries; charters and service level agreements; and examples of relevant research projects.New chapter on performance measurement in the electronic library.