Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation, 1st Edition

  • Edward Iglesias
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  • ISBN-10: 1466639393
  • ISBN-13: 9781466639393
  • DDC: 025.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 341 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Provides an overview on the current state of library automation, addresses the need for changing personnel to accommodate these changes, and assesses the future for academic libraries as a whole. This book is essential for library leaders, technology experts, and library vendors interested in the future of library automation and its impact on the decline of human interaction in libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Inevitability of Library Automation.
2: Beyond the ILS: A New Generation of Library Services Platforms.
3: Automation and Collection Management: A Short History and Recent Trends.
4: Streamlining Access to Library Resources with LibX.
5: Who Ever Said That ILS Migrations Had to Be Stressful?.
6: Chatbots: Automating Reference in Public Libraries.
7: Managing Automated Storage in the 21st Century Library.
8: Development of Academic Library Automation in Brazil.
9: Transforming Technical Services: Maximizing Technology to Minimize Risk.
10: Empires of the Future: Libraries, Technology, and the Academic Environment.
11: Lending and Borrowing Library Materials: Automation in the Changing Technology Landscape.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.