Written by Joseph R. Matthews and Carson Block, both experts on library information systems, this book describes the evolution of library information systems, their enabling technologies, and today’s dynamic IT marketplace. It explains specific technologies and related topics, including standards and standards organizations, telecommunications and networks, integrated library systems, electronic resource management systems, repositories, authentication and link verification, electronic resources, and nextgen library systems.
Readers will also learn the latest about information systems management, covering technology planning, basic technology axioms, the impact of technology on library services, system selection and implementation, system usability, and general technology management. The final section considers current trends and future developments in LIS, including those related to mobile devices and apps as well as the growth of digital libraries.
- Covers all aspects of library information systems within a broad context
- Written to be easily understandable and informative to a wide readership, including LIS students, library administrators, and managers, regardless of technical background or knowledge
- Fully addresses current practice while also offering a glimpse into future trends in this quickly changing field, helping practitioners and future practitioners keep abreast of the field
- Perfectly suited as a text for courses in LIS and as an everyday reference for practitioners