Posted by: bluesyemre | April 11, 2016

The network reshapes the #library : Lorcan Dempsey on libraries, services, and networks / by Lorcan Dempsey ; edited by Kenneth J. Varnum

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Published by ALA Editions, The Network Reshapes the Library shows where libraries have been in the last decade and where they’re heading now, covering such keystone topics as:

  • networked resources;
  • network organization;
  • the research process and libraries’ evolving role, featuring the seminal post “In the Flow”;
  • resource discovery;
  • library systems and tools such as search indices and OpenURL link resolvers;
  • data and metadata;
  • publishing and communication, including blogs, social media, and scholarly communication;
  • libraries, archives, museums, and galleries as “memory institutions.”

Since 2003, more than 1,800 blog posts on Lorcan Dempsey’s Weblog have provided a commentary on the issue of the moment and offered thousands of readers valuable perspectives and insight as well as a visionary approach to libraries’ future.  He has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management systems.


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