Posted by: bluesyemre | September 10, 2017

Technologies #librarians need to know (Current and emerging #LibraryTechnologyTrends in 2017) by Kim Dority

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Depending on whether they work in a university or other institution of higher education or in K through 12 school systems, academic librarians need to know about the following:

  • Bibliographic instruction software
  • Instructional design products
  • Wide range of classroom software applications
  • Apple and Microsoft systems
  • E-reserves management systems
  • Serials management software
  • Integrated search tools
  • Intellectual property/copyright management systems

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Public librarians might need to be familiar with a diverse range of software and systems, some not relevant to typical library duties but popular with the public:

  • Literacy software
  • Virtual reference technologies
  • Integrated library systems (ILS)
  • Automated patron messaging programs
  • Scheduling and event management software
  • E-book mobile applications
  • Circulation management system
  • Maker space technologies such as 3D printing
  • Web design, development, and management software
  • Gaming platforms

 

TECHNOLOGY USED IN ARCHIVING

Archivists, on the other hand, are expected to know how to use the increasingly sophisticated technologies involved in digitizing, preserving, and providing online access to a variety of print materials. In addition, they are often called on master the technologies necessary to migrate media materials created in now (or soon to be) obsolete formats into new media platforms.

 

SPECIAL LIBRARIES AND NON-LIS EMPLOYER TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Individuals working for non-LIS employers such as those in corporate and law firm libraries, embedded librarians in operational departments like marketing or product development, or professionals in specialized roles such as digital asset management or data curation and analysis, need understanding of the specialized tools used in that area, such as:

  • Taxonomy creation
  • Competitive intelligence tracking
  • Content curation and management systems
  • Records preservation and management
  • Digital asset management

https://www.libgig.com/technologies-librarians-need-know/


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