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    DescriptionKaren Calhoun's landmark textbook on digital libraries for students of LIS globally. This is an authoritative and in-depth treatment of the digital library arena that focuses on the functional and strategic, providing an unsurpassed overview of what's happening now and what will happen in the future. It is unique in drawing together the author's original applied research and experience serving digital libraries, a review and analysis of key readings and existing digital library literature and the results of recent interviews with key educators, researchers and implementers in the digital library arena to produce a book that is both thought-provoking and practical. The table of contents is as follows: introduction to digital libraries digital library users developing and managing services for digital library users the collections of digital libraries organizing access to digital library collections metadata, standards, interoperability legal, economic and human factors The essential textbook for LIS students, educators and researchers getting to grips with digital libraries. It's also invaluable for library and information professionals getting started with digital projects, preparing training and workshops and those who want a primer for professional development.

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    Exploring Digital Libraries
    Foundations, Practice, Prospects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Calhoun
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 356 g
    ISBN 13: 9781856048200
    ISBN 10: 1856048209

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC E4L: LIB
    LC classification: ZA
    BIC subject category V2: GLF
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    Abridged Dewey: 025
    B&T Approval Code: A29707000
    DC23: 025.04
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025060
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (black and white)
    Facet Publishing
    Imprint name
    Facet Publishing
    Publication date
    30 September 2014
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    Author Information
    Karen Calhoun B.A., M.S., M.B.A. is an internationally respected librarian and change leader who is currently at the University of Pittsburgh helping to develop community-centred services. She is an active researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on digital libraries and related disciplines and has just completed a celebrated tenure at OCLC.
    Review quote
    "This book provides an overview of the digital turn in libraries. It is informed by the rich and varied professional experience of its author, by extensive research across several national and international contexts, and by a rare synthesizing ability. It fills a clear gap in the library literature, exploring technical and research developments from the perspective of evolving library services and organization." - Lorcan Dempsey "Despite all of the rhetoric about digital libraries over the past decade, what do we really know about their success? Calhoun uses hard data to determine which projects have been successful and which have not--and why. More importantly, she inspires all of to think about what digital libraries could be--again, not with aspirational language, but with hard evidence. This is the definitive statement of the development of digital libraries to date. Calhoun has been a leading thinker in designing the digital future, and, as it turns out, she is equally good at assessing our progress." - Deanna Marcum, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R
    Table of contents
    1. Emergence and definitions of digital libraries 2. Outcomes of digital libraries' first decade 3. Key themes and challenges in digital libraries 4. Digital Library Collections: Repositories 5. Hybrid Libraries 6. Social Roles of Digital Libraries 7. Digital Libraries and their Communities 8. The Prospects of Open Access Repositories 9. Digital Libraries and the Social Web: Scholarship 10. Digital Libraries and the Social Web: Collections and Platforms.