A Brief History of the Future

A Brief History of the Future

John Naughton writes about this remarkable feature of modern life in much the same way that Nick Hornby writes about football. The book is witty, insightful and based upon his own experiences.

Author: John Naughton

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 075381093X

Category: History

Page: 332

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1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the Internet. John Naughton writes about this remarkable feature of modern life in much the same way that Nick Hornby writes about football. The book is witty, insightful and based upon his own experiences.
Categories: History

One Hundred Years of Sci Tech Libraries

One Hundred Years of Sci Tech Libraries

This book, first published in 1988, celebrates the development of sci-tech libraries in honour of the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the first library school in the United States.

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000758924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This book, first published in 1988, celebrates the development of sci-tech libraries in honour of the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the first library school in the United States. The expert contributors provide a survey of the development of sci-tech libraries as well as some thoughts about their future. This comprehensive volume covers several types of sci-tech libraries, information retrieval, and library education. Library professionals will be fascinated but the journey of progress detailed in these well-written chapters.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Brief History of the Future

A Brief History of the Future

Citizenship of the Millennium Mike Moore. 3 6105 113 033 182 CECIL H .
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Author: Mike Moore

Publisher: Longacre Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113033182

Category: Internationalism

Page: 192

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This book is about how we can move from a century of coercion to a new century of persuasion. It is, in part, an attempt to overcome what Mike Moore calls a democratic deficit. As well, the book advances the doctrine of independence through interdependence, arguing that the interests and independence of sovereign statess are best safeguarded and promoted through international agreements, treaties and institutions. It is argued that for the sake of our survival we must build respect and trust in international institutions and the rule of law so we can conduct our affairs and resolve our differences peacefully. It promotes the view that we must evolve a new level of citizenship both locally and internationally for the new millennium.
Categories: Internationalism

Robots in Academic Libraries Advancements in Library Automation

Robots in Academic Libraries  Advancements in Library Automation

A brief history of library automation is followed by a look at library organizational
structure and how it might be affected by technology in the future just as it has
been by technology in the past. Finally, with a strong nod to pioneering economic
 ...

Author: Iglesias, Edward

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466639393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 849

In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of these operations has, in turn, minimized the demand for human interaction. Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation provides an overview on the current state of library automation, addresses the need for changing personnel to accommodate these changes, and assesses the future for academic libraries as a whole. This book is essential for library leaders, technology experts, and library vendors interested in the future of library automation and its impact on the decline of human interaction in libraries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science  Second Edition

Yet another maintains that the success of the library of the future “should be
redefined to reflect, not quantity, but provision for need. ... Jackson, S. Libraries
and Librarianship in the West: A Brief History; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1974. 3.
Feather ...

Author: Miriam Drake

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 271

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Librarian s Book of Lists

The Librarian s Book of Lists

... 2008, http://etseq.law.harvard.edu; Larry Nix, “Free Public Libraries 160 Years,”
Library History Buff Blog, July 9, 2009, ... “A Brief History of Library Service to
African Americans,” American Libraries 35 (February 2004): 42– 45; George M.

Author: George M. Eberhart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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Collects lists about library-related topics, including the top ten library blogs, the top five movies with librarian role models, and the top fifteen books about real librarians, and features library history, information, and trivia.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Another author states , “ The time has come to look upon library materials as
divided into classes of available and not available ; to ... S. Jackson , Libraries
and Librarianship in the West : A Brief History , McGraw - Hill , New York , 1974 .
3.

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720644

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 446

Access Versus Ownership to Word Formation in Language and Computation
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Brief History and a Look at the Future

 A Brief History and a Look at the Future

of each specialty group . 2. Consideration of the LC cards at annual meetings of
medical librarians : a . American Medical Library Association , June 17 . b .
American Dental Library Association , June 14-15 . c . Special Libraries
Association . 3.

Author: Robert Getty

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003317264

Category: Audio-visual materials

Page: 80

View: 823

Categories: Audio-visual materials

Robotics Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Robotics  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

A brief history of library automation is followed by a look at library organizational
structure and how it might be affected by technology in the future just as it has
been by technology in the past. Finally, with a strong nod to pioneering economic
 ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466646087

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1873

View: 997

"This book explores some of the most recent developments in robotic motion, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction, providing insight into a wide variety of applications and functional areas"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Story of Libraries

Story of Libraries

PREFACE The Story of Libraries is a history of one of the most enduring of
human institutions , one nearly as old as history itself . Though ... The wisdom of
the past , the learning of the present , the hopes and fears of the future - through
the written word , all could be preserved and called upon whenever needed . ...
The Story of Libraries is a brief historical narrative , not an exhaustive statistical
survey .

Author: Fred Lerner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826413250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This work describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical world (the great library of Alexandria, which was lost to us in stages over many years), the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It continues with the libraries of colonial America, the Library of Congress, university libraries, and today's large public library system.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Connectivity and Knowledge Management in Virtual Organizations Networking and Developing Interactive Communications

Connectivity and Knowledge Management in Virtual Organizations  Networking and Developing Interactive Communications

A brief history of the future: The origins of the Internet. London: Weidenfield and
Nicholson. Nonaka, I., & Takeuchi, H. (1995). ... Digital libraries: Searching is not
enough. D-Lib Magazine. Palmer, R. (1993). Write in style–a guide to good ...

Author: Camison, Cesar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 242

"This book analyzes different types of virtual communities, proposing Knowledge Management as a solid theoretical ground for approaching their management"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transferred Illusions

Transferred Illusions

The library in the digital age is in a state of flux, which is indistinguishable from a
state of crisis - not only for institutions but for the books they contain, ... Thus
writes Matthew Battles in his quirky and personal meditation, Library: An Unquiet
History. ... A Brief History of Libraries Change in the way books The Universal
Library.

Author: Professor Kathryn Sutherland

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409485971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 900

This is a study of the forms and institutions of print - newspapers, books, scholarly editions, publishing, libraries - as they relate to and are changed by emergent digital forms and institutions. In the early 1990s hypertext was briefly hailed as a liberating writing tool for non-linear creation. Fast forward no more than a decade, and we are reading old books from screens. It is, however, the newspaper, for around two hundred years print's most powerful mass vehicle, whose economy persuasively shapes its electronic remediation through huge digitization initiatives, dominated by a handful of centralizing service providers, funded and wrapped round by online advertising. The error is to assume a culture of total replacement. The Internet is just another information space, sharing characteristics that have always defined such spaces - wonderfully effective and unstable, loaded with valuable resources and misinformation; that is, both good and bad. This is why it is important that writers, critics, publishers and librarians - in modern parlance, the knowledge providers - be critically engaged in shaping and regulating cyberspace, and not merely the passive instruments or unreflecting users of the digital tools in our hands.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Divided Libraries

Divided Libraries

The university's role in developing future librarian teachers: The University of
Iowa Libraries' experience. College and Research Libraries News (February):
67469, 73. Friedman, Thomas. 2005. The world is flat: A brief history of the ...

Author: T.D. Webb

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786464784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

View: 870

Given the highly trained library workforce now available and the vast and growing array of packaging information and knowledge, libraries have the capacity to become pre-eminent places of learning, research, and teaching. Yet, despite this potential, libraries remain divided from their constituencies and their governing bodies, be they students, faculties, university administrations, municipal governments, or ordinary citizens. Indeed, many modern university administrators, viewing librarians as ancillary citizens in academe, have allowed their libraries to wither under the burden of shrinking budgets, staffing inadequacies, and deteriorating facilities. This thought-provoking volume by a 35-year veteran of academic libraries identifies, diagnoses, and provides remedies to the damaging divisions in and between libraries and librarianship, arguing that the processes of teaching constitute the genuine context in which to steer librarianship into the future.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Brief History of Libraries in American Correctional Institutions

A Brief History of Libraries in American Correctional Institutions

The statement of the Committee ' s function approved by both Associations reads
: To cooperate in the formulation and implementation of standards of library
service in correctional institutions ; to stimulate planning and provide guidance in
the ...

Author: Austin Harbutt MacCormick

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000000067806

Category: Prison libraries

Page: 18

View: 848

Categories: Prison libraries

Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

Library and Information Center Management  8th Edition

John Cole, “Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress,”
Library of Congress (2006), http://www.loc.gov/loc/legacy/librs.htm (accessed
July 16, 2012), l. 2. For these and other interesting facts about the Library of
Congress, ...

Author: Robert D. Stueart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 991

This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

the Development and Management of Meta-Data for a Scientiflc Digital Library J.
Steven Hughes and Susan K. ... Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998 In the
following we will give a brief history of The Planetary Data System - A Case Study
 ...

Author: Christos Nikolaou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540651017

Category: Computers

Page: 918

View: 647

Digital Libraries are complex and advanced forms of information systems which extend and augment their physical counterparts by amplifying existing resources and services and enabling development of new kinds of human problem solving and expression. Their complexity arises from the data-rich domain of discourse as well as from extended demands for multi-disciplinary input, involving distributed systems architectures, structured digital documents, collaboration support, human-computer interaction, information filtering, etc. In addition to the broad range of technical issues, ethics and intellectual property rights add to the complication that is normally associated with the development, maintenance, and use of Digital Libraries. The Second European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL’98) builds upon the success of the first of this series of European Conferences on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held last year in Pisa, Italy, September 1-3, 1997. This series of conferences is partially funded by the TMR Programme of the European Commission and is actively supported and promoted by the European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). The aim is to bring together the different communities involved in the development of Digital Libraries, to review progress and to discuss strategies, research and technological development (RTD) issues, as well as specific topics related to the European context. These communities include professionals from universities, research centres, industry, government agencies, public libraries, etc.
Categories: Computers

Legal Research and Law Library Management

Legal Research and Law Library Management

Strategic planning allows a library to create the framework that ensures that it not
only survives , but thrives in these ... Lerner , “ Brief History of Strategic Planning ”
( 1999 ) http : / / www . des . calstate . edu / strategic . html ( Last visited Nov .

Author: Julius J. Marke

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 1588520137

Category: Law libraries

Page: 297

View: 155

Categories: Law libraries

Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress

Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress

In this book Jones and Farrington, two web designer/librarians, explore the variety of ways libraries are implementing WordPress as a CMS, from simple "out-of-the-box" websites to large sites with many custom features.

Author: Kyle M. L. Jones

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911624

Category: Computers

Page: 158

View: 804

Explores the variety of ways libraries are implementing WordPress as a CMS, from simple "out-of-the-box" websites to large sites with many custom features. Emphasizing a library-specific perspective, the authors analyze the software's strengths and weaknesses, spotlighting its advantages over other existing web publishing platforms as well as discussing the limitations libraries have encountered. This useful book shows how scores of libraries have used WordPress to create library websites that are both user friendly and easy to maintain.
Categories: Computers

Weaving Libraries into the Web

Weaving Libraries into the Web

He founded the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) and from 1967 to 1981 was
its first president and chief executive officer ... A Brief History of the OCLC
Members Council GEORGE NEEDHAM AND RICH VAN ORDEN On May 19,
2009, the ...

Author: Jay Jordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317986881

Category: Computers

Page: 214

View: 475

The year 1997 found the members of the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) cooperative in an expansive mood. More than 1,000 library leaders attended the OCLC President’s Luncheon in San Francisco, where they celebrated OCLC’s 30th anniversary. There were more than 25,000 libraries participating in the cooperative, including nearly 3,000 libraries in 62 countries outside the U.S., and the WorldCat database contained more than 37 million bibliographic records. Over the next ten years, the global digital library would indeed emerge, but in a form that few could have predicted. Against a backdrop of continuous technological change and the rapid growth of the Internet, the OCLC cooperative’s WorldCat database continued to grow and was a central theme of the past decade. As the chapters in this book show, OCLC’s chartered objectives of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing the rate of rising library costs continue to resonate among libraries and librarians, as the OCLC cooperative enters its fifth decade. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Library Administration.
Categories: Computers