Jump-Start Your Career as a Digital Librarian by Jane D. Monson
A LITA Guide (LITA Guides)

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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 startups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centers 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 cataloging or archives, you ll benefit from this book's valuable coverage of topics such as

Activities and roles of the digital librarian, including management of digital projects and collaboration
Developing and using transferable skills
Becoming familiar with metadata
How digital librarians are re-shaping scholarly publishing
The concept and framework of digital preservation best practices
Technical competencies such as XML and content management systems

Familiarity with digital practices is increasingly important for all information professionals, and this book offers a solid foundation in the discipline.
 

About Jane D. Monson

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Jane D. Monson received her MLS from the University of Iowa and is digital initiatives librarian at the University of Northern Colorado. She was previously digital projects librarian at Truman State University in Missouri. She has been published in Computers in Libraries magazine, is a book reviewer for the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, and serves on the Library and Information Technology Association s Publications Committee. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA, educates, serves and reaches out to its members, other ALA members and divisions, and the entire library and information community through its publications, programs and other activities designed to promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology.
 
Published November 26, 2012 by Amer Library Assn. 248 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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This career guide—12 essays by 21 authors—presents both overviews and practical information. Editor Monson (digital initiatives librarian, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley) provides an introduction. Two main sections follow. The first includes pieces on what a digital librarian is and on appro...

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