Low cost Internet technology has transformed library services by allowing libraries to play a creative and dynamic role in the delivery of information to their users. This book helps managers, systems personnel, and graduate students understand the challenges of providing digital library services with a number disparate content providers and software systems. It also helps readers understand what libraries must do to deliver a user experience customized to the needs of individual institutions.
- Familiarizes readers with general and library specific technologies required to provide digital library services
- Helps readers better understand trade offs between in-house and vendor solutions
- Provides library decision makers with technology staffing guidance
Introduction; Enabling technologies; The role of standards in digital library integration; Authentication, identity management and security; Interfacing with integrated library systems; Electronic resource management; Digital asset management; Integration with content providers; Library portals; Conclusion: digital libraries and the library organisation.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th July 2006
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.32