Webster looks at how online resources are causing the roles and practices of libraries to change. He examines new practices in managing electronic materials and focuses on better integrated and more automated approaches which are becoming essential to access library materials.
About the Author
Peter M. Webster is Systems Librarian for the Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.
Table of Contents
Universal discovery and access to information
The library catalogue and the new role of distributed electronic content tools
Electronic content products – materials management and integration
The ILS and the challenges of electronic materials
Whither the OPAC: new models for the primary library search interface
Still too many search interfaces: Wrestling with old and new disintegrated applications
Innovative interfaces, new interfaces, search services, toolbars, lookups and widgets
End-to-end integration and a seamless user experience
Net size, bigger and better partnerships, and getting others to share the work
Library application services for information exchange services: More and less than web services
More elements of the integrated information environment