The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age

The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age

This book strives to be a valuable tool for librarians involved in public and technical services, digital humanities, virtual and augmented reality, government documents, information technology, and scholarly communication.

Author: Tom Diamond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 849

As new technology and opportunities emerge through the revolutionary impacts of the digital age, the function of libraries and librarians and how they provide services to constituents is rapidly changing. The impact of new technology touches everything from libraries' organizational structures, business models, and workflow processes, to position descriptions and the creation of new positions. As libraries are required to make operational adjustments to meet the growing technological demands of libraries' customer bases and provide these services, librarians must be flexible in adapting to this fast-moving environment. This volume shares the unique perspectives and experiences of librarians on the front lines of this technological transformation. The essays within provide details of both the practical applications of surviving, adapting, and growing when confronted with changing roles and responsibilities, as well as a big picture perspective of the changing roles impacting libraries and librarians. This book strives to be a valuable tool for librarians involved in public and technical services, digital humanities, virtual and augmented reality, government documents, information technology, and scholarly communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age

This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age.

Author: LiLi Li

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 958

This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age. It provides academic executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, LIS students, managers, trainers and other professionals with the latest information for developing trends of emerging technologies applied to student-centred and service-oriented academic learning environments. This book explores various fields where key emerging technologies may have great implications on academic library information technologies, academic library management, academic library information services, and academic library internal operations. Reflects most recent emerging technologies which might impact on library administrations, resources, services and instructions Draws a clear roadmap how and where to monitor emerging technologies which began to emerge under academic library environments Provides practical and realistic suggestions and solutions how to utilize emerging technologies in academic learning environments
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The End of Wisdom

The End of Wisdom

The End of Wisdom?

Author: Wendy Evans

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081001776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 984

The End of Wisdom? The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age assembles opinion pieces, forecasts, strategy options, and case studies from leading worldwide politicians, academics, educators, authors, publishers, captains of industry, senior public sector workers, library directors, IT gurus and other key players in the field of information provision who discuss their views on the hypothesis surrounding the "end of libraries" and the "death of books." The contributions – ranging in length from 500 to 2000 words are analyzed and summarized to create a rich picture of current trends and likely futures for libraries of all types, with digital options discussed in detail. Focuses on the key issue facing library and information services for the foreseeable future Takes a much broader view by asking a wide range of key people and representative stakeholders and user groups for their view of the future of libraries of all kinds Presents a comprehensive analysis of likely directions and options for libraries, library managers, and users Includes a route map for the future Builds on the successful approaches adopted in A Handbook of Digital Library Economics and Libraries and Society
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Law library websites are a core part of delivering library services in a digital age.
For law school libraries, a platform to deliver content and services primarily to
student and faculty patrons of the library is best thought of as a “website,” open to
 ...

Author: Ellyssa Kroski

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810888074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

View: 554

It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate and possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Librarianship in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us. “This is an ...

Author: Susan L. Mizruchi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030333737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 660

The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age

Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age

In answering those questions, the book identifies specific digital skills needed for success, ways of developing those skills, and ways of assessing them.

Author: Jeffrey G. Coghill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442264458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 441

Librarianship is both an art and a science. Librarians study the science of information and how to work with clients to help them find solutions to their information needs. They also learn quickly that there is an art to working with people, to finding the answers to tough questions using the resources available and knowing which information resources to use to find the information being sought in short order. But, what technical skills do librarians need to be successful in the future? How can library managers best develop their staffs for success? Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age explores questions such as: What is the composition of a modern library collection? Will that collection look different in the future? What are the information sources and how do we manage those? What are the technical skills needed for a 21st century librarian? How will reference services change and adapt to embrace new ways to interact with library patrons or clients? What kinds of library skills are needed for the librarian of today to grow and thrive, now and into the future? How will service models change to existing clients and how will the model change going into the future of librarianship? What kinds of budgeting challenges are there for libraries and the administrators who oversee these libraries? What do the library professional organizations see as the core skills needed for new graduates and those practicing in the profession going into the future? In answering those questions, the book identifies specific digital skills needed for success, ways of developing those skills, and ways of assessing them.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

School Libraries 3 0

School Libraries 3 0

This is because the school librarian of today-and certainly the school librarian of tomorrow-is working in an environment of web resources, multimedia, mixed methods, and varying programs and services.

Author: Rebecca P. Butler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0810885808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 394

This textbook, for school library administration courses, is written by a professor who has taught this course at least once a year for the past twenty years. Technology is interwoven throughout the book and not listed as a separate chapter or book section. This is because the school librarian of today and certainly the school librarian of tomorrow is working in an environment of web resources, multimedia, mixed methods, and varying programs and services. Major chapters cover the various roles of the school librarian, curricular standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, budgeting, facilities, personnel, services, programming, ethics, advocacy, and evaluation. Sample policies, procedures, and plans make this book valuable to both new and experienced school librarians."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Membership Marketing in the Digital Age

Membership Marketing in the Digital Age

The demands are diverse and ever-changing. This book addresses all aspects of management, expectations and productivity of a membership program in the digital age. Benchmarking, best practices and realistic outcomes are presented.

Author: Patricia Rich

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442259829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 194

Membership marketing and management is an ever more demanding role within the institutions served—meeting fiscal demands, keeping pace with online marketing opportunities, and making data-driven decisions. The demands are diverse and ever-changing. This book addresses all aspects of management, expectations and productivity of a membership program in the digital age. Benchmarking, best practices and realistic outcomes are presented. Membership Marketing In The Digital Age is a membership manager’s reference book to what works and how on relevant topics such as: Member acquisition Membership planning and projections Membership retention and renewals Membership servicing, engagement and loyalty It features over seventy illustrations including reproductions of marketing pieces and management tools used by leading museums and libraries across the country. Here’s a book that will help your museum or library generate many times the purchase price through better practices that will increase your membership many times over.
Categories: Business & Economics

Embedded Librarianship and Technological Challenges of the Digital Age

Embedded Librarianship and Technological Challenges of the Digital Age

Contributed articles presented at the 60th ILA International Conference, organized by A.C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, during 8-10 April 2015.

Author: B. Ramesha

Publisher:

ISBN: 8185216495

Category: Digital libraries

Page: 909

View: 861

Contributed articles presented at the 60th ILA International Conference, organized by A.C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, during 8-10 April 2015.
Categories: Digital libraries

Student Guide to Research in the Digital Age

Student Guide to Research in the Digital Age

One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively.

Author: Leslie Foster Stebbins

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580994

Category: Computers

Page: 202

View: 721

One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively. Individual chapters provide a step-by-step introduction to research and critical evaluation and specific types of information resources, as well as guidance on such skills as note-taking and referencing. Students and librarians alike will benefit from these suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.
Categories: Computers

Leading Professional Development Growing Librarians for the Digital Age

Leading Professional Development  Growing Librarians for the Digital Age

MEDIA SMART LIBRARIES DIGITAL BADGE PROGRAM Overview The MSL
IMLS grant-funded project provided youth librarians the opportunity to earn
badges in five digital and media literacy competencies based on Hobbs's (2011)
work: (1) ...

Author: Mary H. Moen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 114

This book shows how LIS schools and professional organizations can help information professionals to continue their education after finishing formal programs to keep up with the growing demands of the field. As technology rapidly advances, the need for continuing education increases at an accelerating rate. Within 10–12 years of completing formal education, most information professionals' knowledge and skills become out of date, leaving them only half as able to meet the new demands of the profession. Additionally, the increase in online education programs for LIS students can limit their connection with practicing professionals and, in some locations, their engagement with diverse populations. LIS schools and professional development organizations, however, can support professional development in new and exciting ways. Readers will learn how faculty in LIS schools are innovating their courses and providing continuing education experiences. Taking advantage of the benefits of online, digital, and experiential learning projects, they are creating meaningful, collaborative learning opportunities between students and practitioners in the field. The book also addresses how social media tools can help online students experience interactive community learning and network within the profession before they start their positions. Explains how LIS schools can provide collaborative professional learning opportunities through online and experiential programs Introduces readers to the profession and the diversity of the clientele they will serve, referring to successful programs as models Highlights benefits and examples of international study programs Helps strengthen partnerships between LIS schools and the professional community Offers guidance for planning professional development events
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Management for the Digital Age

Library Management for the Digital Age

Library Management for the Digital Age covers hierarchies, policies, communication, working relationships, facilities, human resources, settings, customer services, budgeting, and emergency management.

Author: Julie Todaro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1442230150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 486

This revolutionary introduction to library management is the first conceived in and written for a digital age. Library Management for the Digital Age covers hierarchies, policies, communication, working relationships, facilities, human resources, settings, customer services, budgeting, and emergency management.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Archives in the Digital Age

Archives in the Digital Age

The book is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of how metadata and standards are used to manage ...

Author: Lina Bountouri

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9781780634586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

View: 647

Archives in the Digital Age: Standards, Policies and Tools discusses semantic web technologies and their increased usage in distributing archival material. The book is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of how metadata and standards are used to manage archival material, and how this material is disseminated through the web using the Internet, the semantic web, and social media technologies. Following an introduction from the author, the book is divided into five sections that explore archival description, digitization, the preservation of archives, the promotion of archival material through social media, and current trends in archival science. Addresses the most important issues within the archival community, covering current trends and the future of archival science Presents an original perspective on the use of social media by archival institutions Provides innovative, interdisciplinary research that incorporates archives and information management Discusses the dissemination of archival material using semantic web technologies
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Collection Development in the Digital Age

Collection Development in the Digital Age

This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development.

Author: Maggie Fieldhouse

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 320

This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. The collection is divided into four sections looking at the key themes: • The conceptual framework including a review of the literature • Trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers • Trends in electronic resources including the open access movement and e-books • Making and keeping your collection effectively including engaging with the user-community and developing commercial skills. Readership: LIS students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school, public, commercial and other special libraries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Information Literacy in the Digital Age

Information Literacy in the Digital Age

The flow of information through our modern digital world has led to many new issues and controversies.

Author: Laura Perdew

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781680774740

Category: Digital media

Page: 112

View: 796

The flow of information through our modern digital world has led to many new issues and controversies. Information Literacy in the Digital Ageexamines the challenges involved in seeking and evaluating information from the vast array of sources available through digital technology. Compelling text, well-chosen photographs, and extensive back matter give readers a clear look at these complex issues. Features include essential facts, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Digital media

Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age

Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age

Librarians are developing new skills to work effectively in the new digital higher
education environment . Key words : academic liaison , academic libraries ,
digital repositories , document delivery , elearning , information commons ,
information ...

Author: Michael F. Beaudoin

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015066865588

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 844

This volume consists of a series of seventeen essays examining the future of higher education, especially as impacted by the rapid advance and pervasive presence of digital resources. There can be little disagreement that information, communication and instructional technologies are already having a significant impact on schools and colleges, and what is occurring today will have a profound influence not only on educational structures in the future, but also on teaching and learning processes. As a consequence, all stakeholders in the educational enterprise will be affected. The 26 authors and co-authors represented within, all of whom are recognized scholars and practitioners in the field of distance education, attempt here to pose relevant questions and provide thoughtful, and sometimes provocative, responses. These contributors write from diverse perspectives, representing several countries and continents, as well as varied organizational and cultural settings, offering both micro and macro views on the topics they address.
Categories: Education

Historic Newspapers in the Digital Age

Historic Newspapers in the Digital Age

Libraries have already taken steps to engage with users of digital resources in a
proactive manner. The BL has created a ... The library in the digital age is
information provider, curator and producer all tied into one. Its users are
increasingly ...

Author: Paul Gooding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317121831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 780

In recent years, cultural institutions and commercial providers have created extensive digitised newspaper collections. This book asks the timely question: what can the large-scale digitisation of newspapers tell us about the wider cultural phenomenon of mass digitisation? The unique form and materiality of newspapers, and their grounding in a particular time and place, provide challenges for researchers and digital resource creators alike. At the same time, the wider context in which digitisation of cultural heritage occurs shapes the impact of digital resources in ways which fall short of the grand ambitions of the wider theoretical discourse. Drawing on case studies from leading digitised newspaper collections, the book aims to provide a bridge between the theory and practice of how these digitised collections are being used. Beginning with an exploration of the hyperbolic nature of technological discourses, the author explores how web interfaces, funding models and the realities of contemporary user behaviour contrast with the hyperbolic discourse surrounding mass digitisation. This book will be of particular interest to those who want to investigate how user studies can inform our understanding of technological phenomena, including digital resource creators, information professionals, students and researchers in universities, libraries, museums and archives.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

This timely book addresses physical space in university libraries in the digital age.

Author: Graham Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317004295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 657

This timely book addresses physical space in university libraries in the digital age. It considers the history of the use of space, integrates case studies from around the world with theoretical perspectives, explores recent developments including new build and refurbishment. With users at the forefront, chapters cover different aspects of learning and research support provision, shared services, and evaluation of space initiatives. Library staff requirements and green issues are outlined. The book also looks to the future, identifying the key strategic issues and trends that will influence and shape future library spaces. The authors are international, senior university library managers and academics who provide a range of views and approaches and experience of individual projects and initiatives.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines