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Libraries: From the Classical to Cloud-Based Era offered on free access

No Budget? No Problem! Find Out How Libraries Can Maximize Dwindling Resources

By IGI Global on Nov 10, 2017
In the United States, everyone is on the edge of their seats as they wait for the federal government to pass “the budget.”

Technology meets Library In May, President Trump threatened to strip away federal funding to libraries and then, in September, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an increase of $4 million in funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), but it is unclear what the future of library funding will look like.

On top of this ever-growing anticipation, libraries are facing the difficulties of keeping up with evolving technology and the competition of Web 2.0. Historically, libraries have been the center of knowledge, but with the increase in internet usage, documents, information and publications are available at the click of a button.

In order to support librarians and the difficult task of assessing and utilizing new technologies without going over the budget, IGI Global is pleased to offer complimentary access to Professors Maria Salama and Ahmed Shawish’s article: “Libraries: From the Classical to Cloud-Based Era.”

Through this article, Salama and Shawish from British University in Cairo, Egypt, answered questions such as:

  • How can libraries ensure they are optimizing all their resources?
  • What technologies are critical for libraries to incorporate into their institutions?
  • How does technology assist in cutting costs?


This article is featured in the International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS), which covers the rapid acceleration of emergent technology use in libraries across the globe. Through advanced research in knowledge representation and digital information objects storage and retrieval, this journal provides academicians, scientists, librarians, practitioners, and engineers with the latest findings and innovative technology solutions in digital library research, design, and applications.


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