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Beyond the Browser Karl Bridges

Beyond the Browser

Karl Bridges

Published March 7th 2012
ISBN : 9781591588177
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Most librarians are infinitely familiar with the Internet due to their daily use of this essential resource. However, having practical expertise with todays digital resources does not guarantee the ability to speak intelligently and convincinglyMoreMost librarians are infinitely familiar with the Internet due to their daily use of this essential resource. However, having practical expertise with todays digital resources does not guarantee the ability to speak intelligently and convincingly about their less-obvious benefits to funding authorities an important skill to have.-- Beyond the Browser: Web 2.0 and Librarianship overviews the history of libraries and the Internet to provide necessary perspective and then examines current and future trends in libraries. In Part I, the author traces the notion of connectivity from its roots in the 19th century through the rise of digital technology in the second half of the 20th, concluding with a discussion of its influence on the role expectations and performance of todays information professional. Part II investigates the evolutionary impact of open access, scholarly inquiry, and second-generation web technologies on library organization and services. A bibliography of helpful resources is also included.