A LITA GuideEdited by Kathlene Hanson and H. Frank Cervone
Use this LITA Guide to incorporate the newest technologies into programs and create a high-technology profile with your library’s customers.ISBN: 9781555706128
Integrating new technologies into existing library services is the key to meeting user needs. Newest in the renowned series from the Library and Information Technology Association (a division of the American Library Association), this cutting-edge guide provides practical advice, detailed examples, implementation ideas, and helpful forecasts for the future roles of four major interactive technologies. Librarians will find helpful information on: using Real Simple Syndication (RSS) for providing data based on disciplinary interests and across vendor platforms; developing Wikis as a replacement for static HTML pages to provide greater currency in subject guides — without the need for librarians to develop Web-authoring skills; implementing blog feeds to meet real needs such as library instruction for distance-education students; and employing podcasting as an alternate method for distributing digital media.
The volume is full of practical information as well as insights into both the pitfalls and promises of interactive technologies and their value to libraries. Anyone who is interested in learning more about these technologies and their library applications will find this to be a useful resource.