Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future / Edition 1

Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future / Edition 1

by Rae Earnshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846289025

ISBN-13: 9781846289026

Pub. Date: 11/16/2007

Publisher: Springer London

The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is bringing about a revolution in the way information is collected, stored and accessed. There are three principal reasons why this is happening – reducing cost, increasing quality, and increasing bandwidth. Moore’s Law results in ever-decreasing costs of processing, storage, and transmission. Digital

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The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is bringing about a revolution in the way information is collected, stored and accessed. There are three principal reasons why this is happening – reducing cost, increasing quality, and increasing bandwidth. Moore’s Law results in ever-decreasing costs of processing, storage, and transmission. Digital information preserves content accuracy (e.g. digital television) in a way other systems do not. High bandwidth transmission from one place to another on the planet is now possible. Information is ubiquitous and globally accessible, and can be held and accessed just as easily on a global network as on a local personal computer or in a local library. Devices are increasingly intelligent and are network-ready. User interfaces are becoming more adaptable and flexible, and can be tailored to particular application domains. Digital intelligence is becoming seamless and invisible, enabling more attention to be paid to the content and the user’s interaction with it. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries, museums, and exhibitions, and the way in which physical and digital aspects are mediated to users. The changes that digital convergence is bringing about are substantial and are also likely to be long-lasting. This volume presents key aspects in this rapidly moving field in the areas of technology and information sciences - from international experts who are leaders in their fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846289026
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/16/2007
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(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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