Special Collections 2.0 : New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections eBook

Special Collections 2.0: Using New Technologies to Collect Describe Promote and Preserve Rare Books Manuscripts and Archival Collections by Beth M. Whittaker, Lynne M. Thomas A critical examination of Web 2.0 tools used in special collections, archives, and museums, with an emphasis on using interactive technology to create and preserve content.

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AUTHOR
Lynne M. Thomas
FILESIZE
1,99 MB
PUBLISH DATE
23 Jul 2009
LANGUAGE
English
ISBN
9781591587200

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A critical examination of Web 2.0 tools used in special collections, archives, and museums, with an emphasis on using interactive technology to create and preserve content.* Separate chapters on the new tools of Web 2.0, including wikis, blogs, photosharing, and different social networks* A helpful bibliography of print and online resources for further reading* A glossary of terms with definitions of important Web tools and acronyms* A complete index


This useful book begins with an introduction describing its genesis in a survey regarding the issues that Web 2.0 technologies pose to special collections librarians. The first chapter describes "The Virtual Professional" and is devoted to social networking tools for the special collections ...