The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

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Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role of digital operations in the management of library materials, to communicate with their patrons and collaborators, to exploit the resources on the Web, and many others. The book has 29 chapters organized into sections that focus on ways that Googlea€™s suite of tools can be applied to address problems in a specific area of library concern. The section headings are: Library Instruction for Users; Collaboration within and among libraries; Library Administration; Collection Management; and Library Productivity. In each topical area, the chapters show how librarians are taking advantage of these tools to change the way that their library works. All of this without the burden of an additional bill to pay. Through these carefully selected case studies from real libraries, you will be able to learn about the surprising and powerful potential that exists through Google tools to improve library operations.Students can check where an article has been cited after its publication, a service that currently is not available in many library resources. One exception ... A test of Google Scholar with the question a€œwhat are the pros and cons of euthanasia?

Title:The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries
Author:Carol Smallwood
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-02-26


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