Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future / Edition 1

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The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is changing the way information is collected, stored and accessed. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries and museums. This book presents key aspects in the rapidly moving field of digital convergence in the areas of technology and information sciences. Its chapters are written by international experts who are leaders in their fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846289026
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Organisation and Delivery of Digital Information.- Chapter 1: From Boutique to Mass Digitization: the Google Library Project at Oxford.- Chapter 2:Digital Services in Academic Libraries: the Internet is setting Benchmarks.- Chapter 3:Early History of Janet and Library Developments.- Section 2: The World Library - Collaboration and Sharing of Information.- Chapter 4: World-Class Universities need World-Class Libraries and Information Resources – but how can they be provided?.- Chapter 5:The international dimensions of Digital Science and Scholarship: Aspirations of the British Library in serving the international Scientific and Scholarly communities.- Chapter 6:Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL) – Past, Present, and Future.- Section 3: Cultural and Strategic Implications of Digital Convergence for Libraries.- Chapter 7:For Better or Worse: Change and Development in Academic Libraries, 1970-2006.- Chapter 8:Combining the Best of both Worlds: the Hybrid Library.- Chapter 9: Beyond the Hybrid Library: Libraries in a Web 2.0 World.- Chapter 10: Libraries and Open Access: the implications of Open-Access Publishing and Dissemination for Libraries in Higher Education institutions.- Section 4: Shaking the Foundations - Librarianship in Transition.- Chapter 11: Scholarship and Librarianship.- Chapter 12: When is a Librarian not a Librarian?.- Section 5: New Dimensions of Information Provision: Restructuring, Innovation, and Integration.- Chapter 13: From Integration to Web Archiving.- Chapter 14: Transformation of Libraries from Repositories to Service Innovators.- Chapter 15: Learning Enhancement through strategic Project Partnership.- Chapter 16: Libraries for the NetGeneration.- Section 6: Preserving the Content - The Physical and the Digital.- Chapter 17: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow: poor players on the digital curation stage.- Chapter 18: Key Issues in Digital Preservation.- Section 7: From Information to Knowledge – the Human Computer Interface.- Chapter 19: From the Information Age to the Intelligence Age – Exploiting IT and Convergence.- Chapter 20: Cognitive Implications of Information Spaces: Human Issues in the Design and Use of Electronic Library Interfaces.- Chapter 21: Mobile Media – from Content to User.- Section 8: Historic Collections and Case Studies.- Chapter 22: Special Collections Librarianship.- Chapter 23:Defending Research and Scholarship: United Kingdom Libraries and the Terrorism Bill 2005.- Chapter 24: Politics, Profits and Idealism: John Norton, the Stationers’ Company and Sir Thomas Bodley.- Chapter 25: William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649), book collector and benefactor of Edinburgh University Library.- Chapter 26: De Gaulle and the British.- Section 9: High Level Applications of Content and its Governance.- Chapter 27: Great Libraries in the Service of Science.- Chapter 28: Governance at Harvard University Library.- Chapter 29: Higher Education Libraries and the Quality Assurance Agenda

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