Academic journal article Journal of the Medical Library Association

Integrating the Web into Everyday Library Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Academic journal article Journal of the Medical Library Association

Integrating the Web into Everyday Library Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

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Leggett, Elizabeth R. Integrating the Web into Everyday Library Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, MD: Row-man & Littlefield; 2015. (Practical Guides for Librarians, no. 19.) ISBN: 978-1-4422-5675-0. $65.00. 210 p. V'

Rowman & Littlefield's Practical Guides series is intended to provide practical and useful information for practicing librarians or students studying library science. It would seem that most libraries already integrate the web into library programs and services, but this beautifully formatted guide provides thorough coverage of topics as far ranging as the Internet's development and inner workings, mechanics of search engine algorithms and logic, cloud storage, the concept of an online presence, online ways to communicate with patrons, evaluation of online information, online dangers (phishing, identity theft, malware, cyberbullying, etc.), and troubleshooting for common computer hardware and software problems. The writing is straightforward, direct, and understandable. …

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