In this much needed book, Kenneth Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors look ahead over the most important technologies likely to impact library services over the next five years.
It shows library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits.
Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services.
Highly informative for any library, the diverse chapters include: * Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends * Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future * Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World * The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems * Library Discovery * Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries * Text Mining * Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future * Open Hardware in Libraries.
Readership: This leading edge collection offers an expert-level view of library technology that's just around the corner and is essential reading for systems librarians, students and all librarians who are looking to the technology future.