Jump-Start Your Career as a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide (Paperback)Jane D. Monson (editor)
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 30/11/2012
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The skills of digital librarianship are more crucial than ever, and these same skills are in high demand outside the field, from tech start-ups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centres bringing together professors, computer scientists, and information technologists. Map out your career in this fast-growing field with the full range of perspectives gathered in this clear, concise overview of the core concepts and competencies of digital librarianship. Twenty-one experienced practitioners from a variety of settings offer realistic views of today s job market, typical project dynamics, and employer expectations. Whether you're a new graduate just starting out or a seasoned professional transitioning from a more traditional area such as cataloguing or archives, you'll benefit from this books valuable coverage of topics such asActivities and roles of the digital librarian, including management of digital projects and collaborationDeveloping and using transferable skillsBecoming familiar with metadataHow digital librarians are re-shaping scholarly publishingThe concept and framework of digital preservation best practicesTechnical competencies such as XML and content management systemsFamiliarity with digital practices is increasingly important for all information professionals, and this book offers a solid foundation in the discipline.
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
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