Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries: A LITA Guide

Erlandson, Rene J. Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries: A LITA Guide. Chicago: ALA TechSource, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-55570-858-0

From the publisher’s web site:

For those working in a small library, particularly one that may have little technical support, a foundational knowledge of technology is crucial. Written for librarians, library staff, and administrators at libraries serving populations of 15,000 or less, this LITA guide shows how to successfully develop, implement, sustain, and grow technology initiatives. The contributors draw from personal experience in rural libraries and regional state university libraries to offer guidance for making sound technology decisions. Whether looking for a quick answer or starting an in-depth technology project, readers will quickly find basic information on the full range of library technology, organized into chapters with numerous headings for easy scanning. Topics include

  • An overview of library technology basics
  • Electronic resource fundamentals, including a look at licensing issues
  • Webpage development, Open-source (OS) applications, and a six-step plan for social media and social networking
  • How to create and sustain an effective technology strategy

Complete table of contents and more information available from ALA Techsource.