Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian / Edition 1
  • Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian / Edition 1
  • Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian / Edition 1

Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian / Edition 1

by Nancy Courtney
     
 

Wireless LANs, Radio Frequency Identification. OpenURL. Chances are you've heard these terms. But could you link them to their definitions on Jeopardy? Librarians are affected by technology in every aspect of their jobs, yet they often have little understanding of the technologies underlying the systems they use every day. Such a situation, according to Nancy

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Wireless LANs, Radio Frequency Identification. OpenURL. Chances are you've heard these terms. But could you link them to their definitions on Jeopardy? Librarians are affected by technology in every aspect of their jobs, yet they often have little understanding of the technologies underlying the systems they use every day. Such a situation, according to Nancy Courtney, is untenable. Every librarian, no matter how "low-tech" his or her position, needs a basic understanding of computer technologies. To this end, she has assembled an impressive cast of contributors to discuss some of the more essential concepts and tenets in simple terms. Their combined intent is not to turn unsuspecting readers into IT practitioners, but to improve their technological literacy about topics currently of interest in the library community so that they can communicate effectively with systems personnel, their users and their funding authorities. If you are a librarian, and your primary job responsibilities are not in information technology, this book is for you!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591582335
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Computer networks1
2Wireless local area networks15
3Cybertheft, network security, and the library without walls23
4OpenURL basics31
5Radio frequency identification (RFID)43
6Blogs and RSS55
7Introduction to XML71
8The open archives initiative protocol for metadata harvesting85
9Institutional repositories109
10Adaptive technologies123
11Let's get digital133
Selected bibliography155
Glossary165

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