More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian
edited by Nancy D. Courtney
172 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
In this valuable book, 11 chapters each overview a technology of interest to librarians working in the field today.
While librarians are affected by technology in every aspect of their jobs, they are often unfamiliar witheven unaware ofnew developments. Yet taking advantage of these technologies enhances the library experience for patrons, makes librarians' jobs far easier, and their days more productive.
From cloud computing to data curation to open-source software, the world of technology offers great opportunityand potential frustration. Nancy Courtney and her team of IT experts have set out to enhance the former and alleviate the latter. More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian follows up on Courtney's 2005 technology volume by tackling the most recent advances in IT. Each chapter describes a technology important to the library field, explains how it works in terms a non-IT professional can understand, and describes its uses.
The essays in More Technology for the Rest of Us are not meant to make readers experts, but to provide a basic introduction to some of the current technologies impacting libraries and their patrons. Articles are brief and clearly written, and computer jargon is defined and explained. Each chapter lists references for further information, and there is a selected bibliography and glossary at the end of the book.
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