Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future: Libraries of the Future (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 20, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 448 pages
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The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is changing the way information is collected, stored and accessed. This is mainly due to reducing cost, increasing quality, and increasing bandwidth. Digital information preserves content accuracy (e.g. digital television) in a way other systems do not. Information is ubiquitous and globally accessible, and can be held and accessed just as easily on a global network as on a local personal computer or in a local library. Devices are increasingly intelligent and are network-ready. User interfaces are more adaptable and flexible, and can be tailored to particular application domains. Digital intelligence is becoming seamless and invisible, enabling more attention to be paid to the content and the user’s interaction with it. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries, museums, and exhibitions, and the way in which physical and digital aspects are mediated to users.
  

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Contents

From Boutique to Mass Digitization the Google Library Project at Oxford
3
Digital Services in Academic Libraries the Internet is Setting Benchmarks
11
The Early Years of the United Kingdom Joint Academic NetworkJANET
31
The World Library Collaboration and Sharing of Information
52
WorldClass Universities Need WorldClass Libraries and Information Resources But How Can they be Provided?
55
The International Dimensions of Digital Science and Scholarship Aspirations of the British Library in Serving the International Scientific and Scholar...
65
CURLResearch Libraries in the British Isles
75
Cultural and Strategic Implications of Digital Convergence for Libraries
83
Preserving the Content The Physical and the Digital
204
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Poor Players on the Digital Curation Stage
207
Some Key Issues in Digital Preservation
219
From Information to Knowledge the HumanComputer Interface
240
From the Information Age to the Intelligence Age Exploiting IT and Convergence
241
Cognitive Implications of Information Spaces Human Issues in the Design and Use of Electronic Library Interfaces
253
Mobile Media From Content to User
273
Historic Collections and Case Studies
294

For Better or Worse Change and Development in Academic Libraries 19702006
85
Combining the Best of Both Worlds the Hybrid Library
95
Beyond the Hybrid Library Libraries in a Web 20 World
107
Libraries and Open Access the Implications of OpenAccess Publishing and Dissemination for Libraries in Higher Education Institutions
119
Shaking the Foundations Librarianship in Transition
135
Scholarship and Libraries Collectors and Collections
137
When is a Librarian not a Librarian?
155
New Dimensions of Information Provision Restructuring Innovationand Integration
161
From Integration to Web Archiving
163
Not Just a Box of Books From Repository to Service Innovator
173
Learning Enhancement through Strategic Project Partnership
181
Libraries for the 21st Century
191
Special Collections Librarianship
295
Defending Research and Scholarship United Kingdom Libraries and the Terrorism Bill 2005
303
Politics Profits and Idealism John Norton the Stationers Company and Sir Thomas Bodley
327
William Drummond of Hawthornden Book Collector and Benefactor of Edinburgh University Library
345
de Gaulle and the British
359
High Level Applications of Content and its Governance
380
Great Libraries in the Service of Science
381
Governance at Harvard University Library
401
Higher Education Libraries and the Quality Agenda
407
Author Index
415
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