Friday, August 12, 2011

Recent digital library related book titles of interest

Facilitating Access to the Web of Data:
A guide for librariansThis book is a wide-ranging introduction to the emerging web of data and the semantic web, exploring technologies including APIs, microformats and linked data. Its topical commentary and practical examples drawn from the international LIS community explore how information professionals can harness the power of this new phenomenon to inform strategy and become facilitators of access to data

Metadata for Digital Collections:
A how-to-do-it manualThis practical, hands-on volume will make it easy for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need for metadata design and creation. Author Steven Miller introduces readers to fundamental concepts and practices and also to broader metadata topics, including XML encoding, mapping between different schemes, metadata interoperability and record sharing, OAI harvesting, and the emerging environment of Linked Data and the Semantic Web.

Innovations in Information Retrieval:
Perspectives for theory and practiceContributed by an international team of experts, each authored chapter in this book provides a snapshot of changes in the information retrieval (IR) field, as well as the importance of developing innovation, creativity and thinking in IR practice and research.

Knowledge Management:
An introductionWritten by experienced knowledge management (KM) project leaders and teachers, this new textbook balances theory and practice and introduces this growing, multi-disciplinary subject to students in an engaging and effective manner. The book considers the issues organizations encounter in the global marketplace and is the first to integrate social media and networking into KM practice.

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