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The Whole Digital Library Handbook

by Diane Kresh(ed.)
The Whole Digital Library Handbook by Diane Kresh
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Essential facts, advice, lists, documents, guidelines, lore, wit, and wisdom: Along with fun and irreverence, it’s 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 that’s 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 Price’s 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.

  • ALA Editions; January 2007
    429 pages; ISBN 9780838990094
    Read online, or download in secure PDF format
    Title: The Whole Digital Library Handbook
    Author: Diane Kresh