Essential facts, advice, lists, documents, guidelines, lore, wit, and wisdom: Along with fun and irreverence, its what readers have come to expect from the Whole Library series. This latest entry zooms in on the cutting edge -- the digital library. In a one-volume compendium thats by turns encyclopedic, useful, and engaging, contributors provide an overview of digital libraries, covering the state of information, issues, customers, challenges, tools and technology, preservation, and the future.
From blogs to Wikis, highlights include:Digitization project planning tips and tools
13 ways of looking at digital preservation
Gary Prices 8 tips to make change
The value proposition of the digital library
Lists of Internet libraries, libraries that I.M., libraries that podcast
Interpretations of NextGen demographic data
Prominent librarians perspectives on Amazoogle
Collecting insights from library luminaries as well the perspectives of interesting experts from outside the ranks of library professionals, The Whole Digital Library Handbook decodes the jargon and cuts to the chase. Digital libraries are all about access to information, and this is the one-volume resource that puts it all in perspective.