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Essential facts, advice, lists, documents, guidelines, lore, wit, and wisdom: Along with fun and irreverence, it's what readers have come to expect from the Whole Library series. This latest entry zooms in on the cutting edge -- the digital library. In a one-volume compendium that's by turns encyclopedic, useful, and engaging, contributors provide an overview of digital libraries, covering the state of information, issues, customers, challenges, tools and technology, preservation, and the future.

From blogs to Wikis, highlights include:

  • Digitization project planning tips and tools
  • 13 ways of looking at digital preservation
  • Gary Price's 8 tips to make change
  • The value proposition of the digital library
  • Lists of Internet libraries, libraries that I.M., libraries that podcast
  • Interpretations of NextGen demographic data
  • Prominent librarians' perspectives on Amazoogle

    Collecting insights from library luminaries as well the perspectives of interesting experts from outside the ranks of library professionals, The Whole Digital Library Handbook decodes the jargon and cuts to the chase. Digital libraries are all about access to information, and this is the one-volume resource that puts it all in perspective.

  • Preface
    A Digital Library Is The Invisible Library
    Christine Borgman

    What Are Digital Libraries?
    Donald J. Waters

    What Is Digital Information?
    Abby Smith

    Back to the Future
    Richard De Gennaro

    The New Cybrarians
    Joseph Janes

    Libraries as Places to Linger and Mingle
    Alex Wright

    Research Libraries Ponder: What's Next?
    Deanna B. Marcum

    The Digital Library Federation: Membership Has Its Privileges
    What Becomes a Leader Most?
    Karin Wittenborg

    Which Came First?
    Lorrie Lejeune

    Reference in the Digital Age
    Anne G. Lipow

    Primary Resources at Your Fingertips
    Roy Rosenzweig

    Shelve under E
    Scott Carlson

    Value Propositions
    Chris D. Ferguson and Charles A. Bunge

    Glossary of Terms

    California Digital Library

    Part 2 USERS
    Growing Up Digital
    John Seely Brown

    Nothing but Net
    Diana Oblinger and James Oblinger

    Chips and Dips: Educating and Serving the Net Generation
    Stephen Abram and Judy Luther

    Net Gains
    Steve Jones

    Emerging Roles
    Gary Marchionini and Hermann Maurer

    Origin of the Species
    Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne Thorin

    Diffuse Libraries
    Wendy Pradt Lougee

    Digital Collections, Digital Libraries, and the Digitization
    of Cultural Heritage Information
    Clifford Lynch

    Intermediate Consumers
    Lorcan Dempsey

    Advanced Photo Shop
    Scott Carlson

    Cautionary Tales: Part One
    Paul B. Gandel

    Cautionary Tales: Part Two
    Geoffrey Nunberg

    Strength in Numbers
    William Y. Arms

    Who Uses What?
    Amy Friedlander

    Turn On before Using
    Scott Carlson

    The Tipping Point
    Jerry D. Campbell

    The Case against Information Literacy
    Stanley Wilder

    How They View Us: Perceptions of Libraries and
    Information Resources

    The Public Trust
    Robert Putnam

    Wagging the Tail
    Chris Anderson

    Libraries by the Tail
    Tom Storey

    Phoning Home Alone
    Christine Rosen

    Keystone Cops
    Bonnie Nardi

    Our Computers, Ourselves
    Sherry Turkle

    Managing the Internet
    Marylaine Block

    Growing Pains
    Sharon Gray Weiner

    Net Generation Students and Libraries
    Joan K. Lippincott

    Viewing Patterns
    Online Computer Library Center

    "Is What's Past, Prologue?"
    Donald Hawkins

    Net Effects
    Greg Notess

    Famine or Feast?
    Paul B. Gandel and Richard N. Katz

    From a Distance
    Ron Chepesiuk

    Law Review
    Jennifer Burek Pierce

    Part 4 THE MARKET
    What We Know Will Hurt Us
    Joseph Janes

    Internet Searching Gets Thumbs Up
    Deborah Fallows

    Et Tu, Yahoo!?
    George Plosker

    Fear No Evil
    Gary Price

    Scanning the Horizon
    Gordon Flagg

    As Google Goes . . .
    Gordon Flagg

    Google, the Khmer Rouge, and the Public Good
    Mary Sue Coleman

    Scribes of the Digital Era
    Jeffrey R. Young

    Apples and Oranges
    Anne R. Kenney, Nancy Y. McGovern, Ida T. Martinez,
    and Lance J. Heidig

    Web Value
    Greg Notess

    Part 5 TOOLS
    The User Is Not Broken: A Meme Masquerading
    as a Manifesto
    Karen G. Schneider

    Invasion of the Pod People
    Christine Rosen

    Striking a Balance
    Marshall Breeding

    Getting the Goods
    Buff Hirko

    Where's Wiki???
    Sticky Wikis

    Paula Berinstein
    Playing Well with Others

    Kim Guenther
    Caught in the Webbing

    Marshall Breeding
    Defining Findability

    Peter Morville
    Internet Libraries

    Ten Tips for a Better Blog
    Rebecca Blood

    Blog Beginnings
    Rebecca Blood

    The Blog Files
    Lee Rainie

    Coming Soon: Doing Research with Your Cell Phone
    Scott Carlson

    Digital Library Services for All
    Lori Bell and Tom Peters

    The Future of e-Books
    Lynn Silipigni Connaway

    iPods Add Wow Factor
    Michael Stephens

    More on Pod People
    Sheri Crofts, Jon Dilley, Mark Fox, Andrew Retsema,
    and Bob Williams

    Wireless Libraries and Wireless Communities: Why?
    Stephen Abram

    IM the Walrus
    Aaron Schmidt and Michael Stephens

    I Am the Very Model of Computerized Librarian
    Diane M. O'Keefe and Janet T. O'Keefe

    Starting Out
    Abby Smith

    Principles for Good Digital Collections
    Timothy W. Cole

    Just Say the Word
    Karen Coyle

    Starting a Digitization Project
    Collaborative Digitization Program

    Technical Infrastructure/Image Creation
    Department of Preservation and Conservation,
    Cornell University Library

    Factors to Consider When Choosing Digital Formats
    Caroline Arms and Carl Fleischhauer

    Digitization = Access
    Abby Smith

    Going Where the Users Are
    Jeffrey Penka

    Chatting It Up
    Buff Hirko

    Making Chat Work Better
    Steve Coffman and Linda Arret

    Copyright Need-to-Know Basics
    June Besek

    Copyright Term and the Public Domain
    in the United States
    Peter B. Hirtle

    Why Librarians Care about Copyright
    Carol Henderson

    Digitization Is Not Preservation—at Least Not Yet
    Abby Smith

    Thirteen Ways of Looking at Digital Preservation
    Brian Lavoie and Lorcan Dempsey

    Strategies for Preserving Digital Content
    Abby Smith

    The Key to LOCKSS: An Interview with Victoria Reich,
    Director, LOCKSS Program
    Cris Ferguson

    Part 8 THE FUTURE
    Reinventing the Library
    Geoffrey Freeman

    The Third Law
    Michèle V. Cloonan and John G. Dove

    Keeping It Open
    Nancy Kranich

    A Modest Proposal
    Roy Tennant

    Looking for Bucks
    Bill Becker

    Getting the Right Stuff
    Jill Ann Hurst

    Tips for Managing E-Resources
    Marilyn Geller


    Diane Kresh

    Diane Kresh, Editor, served for 31 years in the Library of Congress. She oversaw the Collaborative Digital Reference Service (now called QuestionPoint). It was the first global, web-based reference service linking libraries and research institutions. She received the 2001 "Federal 100" recognition for her role in launching the Collaborative Digital Reference Service. She also received the 2003 "Director's Award" from the Virtual Reference Desk.

    Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

    Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)'smission is to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good. Through publications, projects, and programs, CLIR works to maintain and improve access to information for generations to come.

    "If you're trying to make some sense of the technology tangle without getting too mired in details, this is a fun place to start."
    --American Libraries

    "Helpful to students and professionals who need to brush up on this essential part of librarianship in our digital age."
    --American Reference Book Annual

    "This effective and well-designed resource will be appreciated by information professionals from all types of institutions."

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