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Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections

Book Description

The growth of the Internet over the past 20 years has caused a fundamental shift in the way library materials are accessed.
Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers is crucial to understanding these changes and the new expectations that library users have in the 21st century. Identifying, implementing and updating new technologies, understanding copyright and fair use laws, creating metadata for access to digital collections, and meeting user needs are just some of the topics covered in this volume. Libraries have become the electronic information commons of the new information age and this reference provides a vital exploration of the future, which is now.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS FOR REMOTE ACCESS
    2. THE FUTURE OF REMOTE ACCESS
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Chapter 1: Distance Education and Library Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. FUTURE TRENDS
    4. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Meeting User Needs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Copyright
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Collection Development Policies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Developing Digital Collections
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Technology for Remote Access
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Remote Access and Course Management Software
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Social Networks and Web 2.0 Tools
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Mobile Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Virtual Libraries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Remote Access Technology Problems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Conclusion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. FINAL THOUGHTS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Author
  20. Related References
  21. Appendix
  22. Index