Catalogue 2.0 The future of the library catalogue
                                                                         Sally Chambers

                                              Year: Mar 2013           ISBN: 978-1-85604-716-6       Pages: 192


                                                   Price 49.95


Table of Contents:


In the world of Web 2.0 and the semantic web, what is the position of the library catalogue? Will there be a library catalogue in the
future? If so, what will it look like? What technologies will it use? What is its place in the internet world?


The internet is increasingly playing a central role in everyday life and popular websites such as, Facebook, Flikr, MySpace, Twitter and
Wikipedia are raising the skill level of internet users. At the same time, user expectations of what websites should offer have also increased.
In order to compete with such websites and secure their position on the web, libraries need to be able to offer comparable features and services,
by incorporating new Web 2.0 and semantic web technologies.


This timely practical guide, put together by a team of international experts, will assist librarians and information professionals in customizing
their catalogues to meet the needs of the internet generation and to enable their library catalogue for the semantic web.


Key topics include:

    user experience
    browsing and faceted search
    designing user interfaces
    connecting users to the digital content
    aggregation and integrated search
    FRBRizing your catalogue
    authentication technologies for libraries.



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