Data Management for Libraries

A LITA Guide

Author: Laura Krier,Carly A. Strasser

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555709699

Category: Computers

Page: 112

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Since the National Science Foundation joined the National Institutes of Health in requiring that grant proposals include a data management plan, academic librarians have been inundated with related requests from faculty and campus-based grant consulting offices. Data management is a new service area for many library staff, requiring careful planning and implementation. This guide offers a start-to-finish primer on understanding, building, and maintaining a data management service, showing another way the academic library can be invaluable to researchers. Krier and Strasser of the California Digital Library guide readers through every step of a data management plan by Offering convincing arguments to persuade researchers to create a data management plan, with advice on collaborating with them Laying out all the foundations of starting a service, complete with sample data librarian job descriptions and data management plans Providing tips for conducting successful data management interviews Leading readers through making decisions about repositories and other infrastructure Addressing sensitive questions such as ownership, intellectual property, sharing and access, metadata, and preservation This LITA guide will help academic librarians work with researchers, faculty, and other stakeholders to effectively organize, preserve, and provide access to research data.
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Managing Library Technology

A LITA Guide

Author: Carson Block

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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This guide will help library managers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. You’ll find easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations. Step-by-step instructions for crucial processes including technology planning are included.
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Change Management for Library Technologists

A LITA Guide

Author: Courtney McAllister

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 153811870X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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Technology has transformed how libraries, archives, and museums store and display their collections, engage with their users, and serve their communities. The pressure to implement new technologies is constant, but technology that isn’t truly useful to users, staff, and stakeholders can represent a huge investment of time and money that yields little reward. In order to make meaningful technology changes in our libraries, archives, and museums, we need a flexible toolkit that will help information professionals become change leaders, navigating the equally complex variables associated with system specs and human experience or perception. Change management incorporates these concerns into a comprehensive framework. Change management principles form the foundation for this book’s approach to managing technology change. While change will inevitably elicit unexpected situations or complications, cultivating a change management repertoire can help information professionals better identify opportunities for valuable technology change, plan and execute those changes, assess the process, and translate the experience into enriched plans for the future. Whether you have been managing library systems for decades or are an MLIS student, this book is designed to introduce you to change management principles and practical skills that you can apply to your local organization’s needs. Chapters on assessment, communication, and iterative change outline a wide range of skills that can facilitate changes like an ILS migration, makerspace launch, website re-design, or room reservation process overhaul. The condensed case studies integrated throughout the book demonstrate the breadth of technology changes taking place in the field and give first-hand accounts of triumphs and learning experiences. There is universal template that guarantees successful technology change. But a robust change management toolkit can cultivate organizational adaptability and responsiveness that empowers libraries, archives, and museums to make the most of current technology changes and positions them to embrace new ones.
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Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services

A LITA Guide

Author: Aaron W. Dobbs,Ryan L. Sittler,Douglas Cook

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708803

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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The easy-to-use tools in Springshare’s LibGuides help you organize webpages, improve students’ research experience and learning, and offer an online community of librarians sharing their work and ideas. Editors Dobbs, Sittler, and Cook have recruited expert contributors to address specific applications, creating a one-stop reference. Readers will be able to create subject guides that achieve the full potential of LibGuides with advice on such topics as Learning from the best—a showcase of 28 LibGuides with exceptional design and pedagogy Collaborating with faculty to embed LibGuides in course management systems Creating a customized look to your LibGuides with design flair and enhanced functionality Getting ready for smart-phone users with a plan for the mobile web Setting up Google Analytics on a LibGuide site Teaching with LibGuides
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The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries

Author: Breanne A. Kirsch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries provides a practical guide on how to find and use technology tools for a variety of purposes in libraries and education. Each topic showcases two technology tools in detail, discusses additional tools, and provides examples of how to use them in libraries and schools.
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Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

A LITA Guide

Author: Diana Silveira

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538109336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow is a practical LITA guide that helps librarians achieve success in selecting, implementing and managing new technologies. This step-by-step manual walks readers through each step of creating and carrying out a plan that is customized to meet the needs of their community.
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Tech for All

Moving beyond the Digital Divide

Author: Lauren Comito

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538122197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This book examines how the unequal distribution of resources between communities can limit access to emerging technologies. It gives real world examples of libraries going the extra mile to bring more than just email access to their communities, regardless of economic status or geographic distribution.
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Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning: A LITA Guide

Author: Mary Mallery

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838913156

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Most library disaster plans focus on response and recovery from collection and facilities disasters, such as fire and floods. But because technology is becoming ever more integral to libraries’ role in their communities, any interruption in service and resources is a serious matter. A disaster’s effect on internet and social media sites, electronic resources, digital collections, and staff and public infrastructure of PCs, tablets, laptops and other peripherals requires special consideration. Featuring contributions from librarians who offer hard-won advice gained from personal experience, this compendium leads readers through a step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response and recovery plan. This LITA guide Outlines the three phases of technology disaster response, with examples of planning and implementation strategies from several different librariesDescribes how to conduct an inventory and risk assessmentProvides detailed case studies of recent large-scale technology disasters in libraries and documents how lessons learned have helped to improve technology disaster planningOffers an in-depth look at future trends in cloud computing, mapping out the new field of disaster mitigation, response, and recovery planningIncludes useful resources such as checklists, templates, and a sample communications planThough libraries can never know when or how disaster may strike, with the help of this guide they’ll be able to craft a response and recovery plan to weather the storm and get library technology back online as quickly as possible.
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Managing Electronic Resources

A LITA Guide

Author: Ryan O. Weir

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 155570767X

Category: Computers

Page: 179

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Electronic resource management encompasses much more than turning on and off resources and tracking usage. This guide provides advice on the tools and best practices.
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Protecting Patron Privacy

A LITA Guide

Author: Bobbi Newman,Bonnie Tijerina

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442269715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This LITA Guide offers readers guidance on a wide range of topics, including foundations of privacy in libraries; data collection, retention, use, and protection; laws and regulations; privacy instruction; contracts with third parties; and use of in-house and internet tools including social network sites, surveillance video, and RFID.
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