Examines the strategic issues involved in realizing a digital future for libraries in the information age. It looks at how librarians can locate the electronic resources most relevant to the needs of their users, integrate them into the infrastructure of their institutions, manage the necessary technology and anticipate future trends.
Part of the "Digital Futures" series, this book presents information managers with strategic and practical issues to consider when making the decision to digitize their collections. It runs through the process step by step, and outlines the techniques available to deal with a range of resources.
Digital preservation is an issue of huge importance to the library and information profession. It is a complex issue involving many different aspects and views. This book uses case studies and examples to ground the ideas and theories in real concerns and practice. It covers key issues in digital preservation; web archiving; strategies; and more.