Emerging technologies impacting libraries in the twenty-first century -- Library management services -- Web-scale discovery services -- Metadata management and the semantic web -- Library mobile endeavors -- Evolving digital library and library digitization -- Online research instruction -- Virtual and remote reference -- Library public services promoted by social media -- Understanding web design and web content management -- Assessment and evaluation in academic learning environments -- Altmetrics and research support -- Online collaboration tools. Table of contents
"Prevailing technologies are penetrating every aspect of library activities and provide ways for librarians to enhance library services. Emerging Technologies for Librarians focuses on practical applications of emerging technologies in libraries, defining the technologies in the context of their use in real situations. Each chapter includes an overview of the use of emerging technologies in a particular work area followed by a list of relevant applications. Chapters cover particular work areas such as advertising, distance learning, metadata and digital libraries. Remaining chapters focus on applications such as mobile computing and web conferencing, followed by a conclusion. This book will serve as a guide for those who want to learn and implement available technologies to enhance library services and what emerging technologies are available for a specific area of work"--back cover.