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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591582334

ISBN-13: 9781591582335

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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. Nancy Courtney and 15 well-known contributors discuss such technologies as Wireless LANs, Radio Frequency Identification, OpenURL and other essential technological innovations in everyday

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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. Nancy Courtney and 15 well-known contributors discuss such technologies as Wireless LANs, Radio Frequency Identification, OpenURL and other essential technological innovations in everyday language.

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 by Nancy Courtney Crawford

Computer Networks by Robert Molyneux

Wireless LANs by Wilfred Drew Jr.

Cybertheft, Network Security, and the Library Without Walls by Mark Cain

OpenURL Basics by Walt Crawford

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) by Eric H. Schnell

Blogs and RSS by Darlene Fichter and H. Frank Cervone

Introduction to XML by Art Rhyno

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for

Metadata Harvesting by Sarah L. Shreeves

Institutional Repositiories by Charly Bauer

Adaptive Technologies by Jerry Hensley

Let's Get Digital by Samantha K. Hastings and Elise C. Lewis

Selected Bigliography

Glossary

Index

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