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Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers
by Diane M. Fulkerson




The growth of the Internet over the past 20 years has caused a fundamental shift in the way library materials are accessed.

Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers is crucial to understanding these changes and the new expectations that library users have in the 21st century. Identifying, implementing and updating new technologies, understanding copyright and fair use laws, creating metadata for access to digital collections, and meeting user needs are just some of the topics covered in this volume. Libraries have become the electronic information commons of the new information age and this reference provides a vital exploration of the future, which is now.

Topics Covered:
•Modern Library Users
•Developing online or digital collections
•Limitations of digitization
•Open Access
•Copyright protection
•Course Management Software
•Social Networks
•Mobile Technologies
•Virtual Libraries
•Remote access technology problems

Fulkerson, Diane M. Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global, 2012. 232 pp.

2012/hardcover or ebook
ISBN: 9781466602342 - book, 9781466602359 - ebook