Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Technology for Assisting Patrons With Special Needs

Assistive Technologies in the Library (ISBN: 978-1773614540, $160), forthcoming by John McClain, discusses how technology can help patrons, especially those who are differently abled. It also examines the role library staffers play in supporting differently abled readers in the library. Funding and marketing campaigns are also a topic, and they are used to promote assistive measures and to tell people about the need for assistive facilities, even in smallscale libraries.

Source: Society Publishing, society publishing.com

Learning How to Describe Your Collections

Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata, Second Edition (ISBN: 978-0838918364, 288 pp., $85.99), by Philip Hider, has been updated and expanded, and it gives an overview of the field of information organization. There's integrated commentary on the various fields of information organization and the practices that are used by today's information professionals and end users. Some topics covered are Big Data versus the traditional database model, scholarly repositories and questions regarding OA, and mobile access.

Source: ALA Neal-Schuman, ala.org

Getting the Answers You Need

Making Surveys Work for Your Library: Guidance, Instructions, and Examples (ISBN: 978-1440861079, 117 pp., $45), by Robin Miller and Kate Hinnant, provides information for librarians to create their own surveys. …

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