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Book Review: New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Jocelyn Lewis

Abstract


New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know is a compilation of chapters by various authors from technical and digital public services backgrounds edited by Kenneth J. Varnum. A follow up to Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, also edited by Varnum, the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) has published this second volume to review the predictions from the first, and “take a gaze into 2018’s near-term future with a new set” (xi). Recognizing most libraries have embedded some technologies previously discussed in the earlier volume fully, such as text mining, digital libraries, and cloud-based systems, while others such as virtual reality (VR) are still in the nascent stages, this volume explores how some technologies have changed, as well as investigating new ones being developed and implemented now.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/lrts.63n4.232

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