Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces

Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces

Laura Costello (Stony Brook University, USA) and Meredith Powers (Brooklyn Public Library, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 274
ISBN13: 9781522526766|ISBN10: 1522526765|EISBN13: 9781522526773|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2676-6


Library services are dependent on technology tools in order to host, distribute, and control content. Today, many libraries are creating, testing, and supporting their own tools to better suit their particular communities.

Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces is a pivotal reference source with the latest empirical research on organizational issues, examples of library automation, case studies of developing library products, and assessment of the impact and usefulness of in-house technologies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as linked data, mobile applications, and web analytics, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, and librarians seeking current research on technological products and their development in library use.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Linked Data
  • Mobile Applications
  • Online Learning
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Archiving

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Laura is the head of research and emerging technologies at Stony Brook University Libraries. She formerly served as the head of library materials and acquisitions at EdLab, a design and development unit of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin and BA in English literature from the University of Minnesota.Highlight projects include Roomer, a mobile room reservation system and Pocket Knowledge, a social and digital archive at Teachers College. She has also been deeply engaged in the library redesigns at both Teachers College and Stony Brook University. Her research interests include data and demand driven strategies for acquisitions and other library management decisions, emerging technologies in libraries, education technology, and designing digital and physical library learning spaces.Laura’s professional goals include changing everything, not destroying the library, and maintaining the delicate balance between old skool librarianship and newfangled technology.