Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion

Burke, John J. Neal Schuman Library Technology Companion. 4th edition. Neal-Schuman, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-55570-915-0

The fourth edition of Burke's comprehensive resource, newly revised and updated, is a primer for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. This all-in-one guide helps readers stay connected to the latest library technology topics and tools.

Table of Contents

Part I: Library Technology Basics
Chapter 1. What the Folks in the Trenches Know That You Should Too
Chapter 2. The History of Information Technology in Libraries
Chapter 3. How to Find Information on Library Technologies
Chapter 4. Evaluating, Buying, and Implementing Technology

Part II: Technology Tools for Libraries
Chapter 5. Computers in Libraries: Desktops, Laptops, Mobile Devices, and Office Applications
Chapter 6. Computer Communication in Libraries: The Internet, Wi-Fi, and E-mail
Chapter 7. Whither the Library Catalog? Library Systems, Discovery Layers, and Open-Source Options
Chapter 8. Storage Devices in Libraries: Magnetic Media and Our Old Friend Paper
Chapter 9. Library Databases and Electronic Resources: Full-Text Periodicals, E-books, and E-reference Collections
Chapter 10. The Internet’s Impact on Finding Information: A Is for Amazon, G Is for Google
Chapter 11. Web 2.0 and Libraries: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Skype

Part III: How Libraries Put Technology to Work
Chapter 12. Meeting and Supporting Patron Technology Needs: Universal Design and Adaptive/Assistive Technology
Chapter 13. Library 2.0 and the Library: Virtual Reference, Blogs, and Usability
Chapter 14. How Library Staff Learn and Teach: Screencasts, Distance Learning, and Learning Management Systems

Part IV: Building and Maintaining the Technology Environment in Libraries
Chapter 15. Protecting Technology and Technology Users: Spam, Spyware, and Security Strips
Chapter 16. When Things Fall Apart: Troubleshooting Tips for Every Technology User
Chapter 17. Building the Technology Environment: Ergonomics, Infrastructure, and Gaming

Part V: Where Library Technology Is Going and How to Get There
Chapter 18. Writing a Technology Plan
Chapter 19. Our Technological Future: Ranganathan Meets Googlezon