Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future

By Rae Earnshaw , John Vince

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8462-8902-6
  • 448 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $189.00
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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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. From the contents From Boutique to Mass Digitization: the Google Library Project at Oxford.
  2. Digital Services in Academic Libraries: the Internet is Setting Benchmarks.
  3. Early History of Janet and Library Developments.
  4. World
  5. Class Universities Need World
  6. Class Libraries and Information Resources – but how can they be provided?
  7. The International Dimensions of Digital Science and Scholarship: Aspirations of the British Library in Serving the International Scientific and Scholarly Communities.
  8. Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL) – Past, Present and Future.
  9. For Better or Worse: Change and Development in Academic Libraries, 1970
  10. 2006.
  11. Combining the Best of Both Worlds: The Hybrid Library.
  12. Beyond the Hybrid Library: Libraries in a Web 2.0 World.
  13. Libraries and Open Access: the Implications of Open
  14. Access Publishing and Dissemination for Libraries in Higher Education Institutions.
  15. Scholarship and Librarianship.
  16. When is a Librarian not a Librarian?
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