Crucial evidence, recommendation, lists, files, directions, lore, wit, and knowledge: in addition to enjoyable and irreverence, it truly is what readers have come to count on from the "Whole Library" sequence. In a one-volume compendium that is through turns encyclopedic, beneficial, and fascinating, this newest access offers an outline of electronic libraries, protecting the nation of knowledge, matters, buyers, demanding situations, instruments and expertise, protection, and the long run. From blogs to Wikis, highlights contain: digitization undertaking making plans guidance and instruments; the worth proposition of the electronic library; lists of web libraries, libraries that I.M., libraries that podcast; and interpretations of NextGen demographic info. amassing insights from library luminaries in addition the views of fascinating specialists from outdoors the ranks of library execs, "The entire electronic Library instruction manual" decodes the jargon and cuts to the chase.

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