Library Technology Essentials

by Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher:
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 1616 pages
ISBN 13: 9781442258259
ISBN 10: 144225825X
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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The complete twelve-volume set of titles in the Library Technology Essentials series The Library Technology Essentials series helps librarians utilize today s hottest new technologies as well as ready themselves for tomorrow s. The series features titles that cover the A-Z of how to leverage the latest and most cutting-edge technologies and trends to deliver new library services. Today's forward-thinking libraries are responding to changes in information consumption, new technological advancements, and growing user expectations by devising groundbreaking ways to remain relevant in a rapidly changing digital world. This collection of primers guides libraries along the path to innovation through step-by-step instruction. Written by the field s top experts, these handbooks serve as the ultimate gateway to the newest and most promising emerging technology trends. Filled with practical advice and projects for libraries to implement right now, these books inspire readers to start leveraging these new techniques and tools today."
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