The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment

Critical Component book coverThe ongoing educational, research, and entertainment missions of libraries and other cultural organizations rely on standards that underlie interoperability and data exchange, unique identifiers and authority control, ontologies, barcodes, patron management, resource sharing, discovery, web-based services, software, digital collections, preservation, metadata management, bibliographic control, and resource layout. Greater understanding of and appreciation for these information standards that permeate our work and our institutions will only help us and our institutions.

Edited by Todd A. Carpenter, NISO Executive Director, for ALCTS Publishing

312 pages
6" x 9"
Year Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-8389-8744-5, softcover $71, ALA members: $63.50
item no.: 8100-7445 e-book bundle $55, ALA members $49.50.

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The book showcases how information standards are a critical component to the world of information. Its distinctive content makes it a unique resource in the literature of information science, where standards, for the most part, have not been reconciled in this manner, with the standard creation process and real world examples. With its emphasis on the importance of standards and how they play a major role in the work of information professionals, the book leaves readers thinking that standards should take a higher priority in our professional lives. Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), vol. 60, no. 4 (2016)

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