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Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library : Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment, Paperback / softback Book

Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library : Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment Paperback / softback

Edited by Simon McLeish

Paperback / softback


Discovery is central to academic activities at all levelsand is a major focus for libraries and museums.

Of all the parts of modern libraryprovision, discovery services are the most clearly affected by developments inIT, from databases to search engines to linked data to machine learning.

It iscrucial to the relationship between libraries and their communities.

This bookwill help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue toprovide a high level of service.

Resource Discovery forthe Twenty-First Century Library contains a range of contributionsanalysing the ways in which libraries are tackling the challenges facing themin discovery in the (post)-Google era.

Chapters are written by experts, bothglobal and local - describing specific areas of discovery and localimplementations and ideas.

The book will help with enhancing discovery bothinbound - making locally held resources globally discoverable, and outbound -making global resources locally discoverable, in ways which are relevant toyour user community. Content coveredincludes:* a survey of what resource discovery is today * case studies from around the world ofinteresting approaches to discovery* analysis of how users approach discovery * how to understand and make the best use ofInternet search engines* using limited resources to help users findcollections * linked open data and discovery * the future of discovery. This book will be useful for subject librarians and otherswho give direct support to library users, digital library technicians,managers, staff with responsibility for managing electronic resources, metadataand discovery specialists, trainers and user education specialists.

It willalso be of use to curators and others who give direct support to researchers,managers of digitisation and cataloguing products, IT staff, trainers and usereducation specialists.



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