| About the Book|
Today’s Web-savvy users often bypass traditional library catalogs for more interactive, tech-friendly interfaces. Help your library stand out within the crowded landscape of information providers with Marshall Breeding’s new, highly practical guide to interactive next-generation library catalogs. Learn how to give your users access to a wide selection of print and electronic content with this jargon-free, step-by-step guide.
Breeding outlines the important functions and features of next-gen catalogs, briefs you on all of the available commercial and open source software, and helps you select which products are right for your library’s next-gen catalog. You’ll learn to lay the groundwork for practical implementation, integrate the catalog into your existing technological environment, address a multitude of common implementation issues and concerns, and assess the impact of your Catalog so you can demonstrate the change you led.
There is a thorough glossary with definitions for all key terms, and as with all the Tech Set
guides, material is presented in a manner that is both accessible to non-technical professionals and useful for systems librarians.
ISBN: 978-1-55570-708-8. 2010. 6x9. 125pp. $55.00
|About Marshall Breeding|
Marshall serves as the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN. He focuses on issues related to the strategic use of technology in the library, designs and develops digital library resources, and investigates emerging technologies. Marshall is also the Executive Director theVanderbilt Television News Archive, a large-scale archive of digital video content.
Marshall frequently speaks and writes on topics of network technologies and library automation. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (www.librarytechnology.org). His monthly column “Systems Librarian” appears in Computers in Libraries; he is a Contributing Editor forSmart Libraries Newsletterpublished by the American Library Association, and has authored the “Automation System Marketplace” feature published byLibrary Journalfor the last eight years. He has authored eight issues of ALA’s Library Technology Reports, and has written many other articles and book chapters. Marshall has previously edited or authored five books.
He is a regular presenter at library conferences including Computers in Libraries and Internet Librarian conferences; Marshall has been an invited speaker for many library conferences and workshops throughout the United States and internationally. He has spoken in throughout the United States and in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Austria, The Netherlands, Norway, Colombia, and the United Kingdom. In December 2008 Marshall completed a three-week Fulbright grant project in Argentina.