Neal-Schuman library technology companion: a basic guide for library staff
Burke, John J
Copyright (c) 2000 Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc.
Abstract: From the publisher''s website: A wide range of technologies are now available to libraries for both public and technical services. As these technologies proliferate and change, library staff must understand what they are and their uses. This basic primer explains each type of technology and discusses its practicalities in the library environment. Among the topics covered are: evaluation, purchase, troubleshooting, planning, equipment, systems and networks, the Internet, electronic library resources, storage, formats, adaptive and assistive technology, security, and facilities. Burke concludes with a look at the future of information technology and its impact on libraries. An extensive glossary of technology terms and concepts completes the volume. Designed for all levels of library staff, this is both a handy reference and an ideal text for technology workshops and classes.