Libraries in the Twenty First Century

Libraries in the Twenty First Century
Author: Stuart J. Ferguson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN 10: 1780632819
ISBN 13: 9781780632810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries in the Twenty First Century Book Review:

Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.

The Library in the Twenty first Century

The Library in the Twenty first Century
Author: Peter Brophy
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1856046060
ISBN 13: 9781856046060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Library in the Twenty first Century Book Review:

Social, cultural and technological developments are revolutionizing library services. The way ahead for the profession is now generally seen as a practical blend of traditional and electronic materials with integrated support services which fit seamlessly into users' normal ways of working. This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society. Drawing on the author's recent research, this timely second edition of The Library in the Twenty-first Century offers a clear new model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library of the future, building on the previous work by focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources. It is now commonplace that libraries have a major role to play as expert intermediaries, helping users to gain access to the tools needed for effective acquisition and use of information, within the broader context of the networked information world. But it is beginning to be recognized that they still have a profounder role within their communities, and this book emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement. Written by one of our most experienced librarians and drawing on a range of international research and development experience, this authoritative work offers the following topics: libraries in the modern world the view from the sectors cross-sectoral models the profession's view digital libraries what is a good library? linking users to resources beyond the intermediary the library user the information universe. Readership: This incisive text, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography, proposes a practical agenda of issues for the information profession to tackle, and is essential reading for both established library practitioners and LIS students, as well as for library managers and administrators across all sectors.

Books Bricks and Bytes

Books  Bricks and Bytes
Author: Stephen R. Graubard,Paul LeClerc
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351531018
ISBN 13: 9781351531016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books Bricks and Bytes Book Review:

Libraries are experiencing a technological revolution that goes well beyond anything that has existed since the invention of printing. Not surprisingly, the digital library, with all that it portends for the future of the book and the periodical, but also with all that it implies for the kinds of information that will be collected and disseminated, will necessarily preoccupy those responsible for libraries in the new century. Everything from copyright, access, and cost to the nature of the reading public itself is now up for re-examination.'Books, Bricks, and Bytes' brings together an extraordinary array of authors at the cutting edge of these concerns, not only within the United States, but experts drawn from Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and India. James H. Billington discusses the Library of Congress in the information age; Ann S. Okerson outlines two models for securing scholarly information; Donald S. Lamm discusses the shaky partnership of publishers and librarians hi this new environment; Klaus-Dieter Lehmann provides a framework for maintaining the intellectual heritage of the past in a digitized future. Each contributor shows hi concrete detail and vivid illustration that the library as a world of holdings is increasingly valued as an incomparable place to access information. In his preface to the book, Stephen Graubard reminds us that whether or not one believes in the reality of the information revolution that is said to be overtaking the world, it is obvious that the libraries being built today do not resemble those marble sanctuaries constructed hi the Victorian age or in the early twentieth entury. This is a work that shows how libraries have been transformed from "refuges" from the external world, to places that reflect the social and intellectual values of specific societies. The idea that the library is a public trust and public resource is at the center of this unusually fine collection at the cutting edge of professional and public life.

Library Statistics for the Twenty First Century World

Library Statistics for the Twenty First Century World
Author: Michael Heaney
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009-05-08
ISBN 10: 3598441673
ISBN 13: 9783598441677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Statistics for the Twenty First Century World Book Review:

An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. The existing international library statistics were developed nearly 40 years ago. This book presents the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. It also contains other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.

The New Public Library

The New Public Library
Author: R. Thomas Hille
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429831412
ISBN 13: 9780429831416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Public Library Book Review:

The New Public Library is an in-depth design study of an exemplary collection of recent public libraries, and the historical precedents that have informed and inspired their development. An introductory overview presents seven critical themes that characterize public library design, past and present, highlighting the expressive architectural potential of this unique and important building type. A survey of over 40 historically significant libraries traces the development of the building type over time, with a primary focus on precedents from the US and northern Europe, where the modern public library originated, and its design has been most comprehensively developed. A selection of nearly 50 contemporary projects from the past 30 years focuses on the most current developments in public library design, with a diverse and varied collection of work by over 35 regional, national, and international design firms. Highly visual in its presentation, the study includes 885 color photographs and illustrations, and 195 scale drawings.

Law Librarianship in the Twenty first Century

Law Librarianship in the Twenty first Century
Author: Roy Balleste,Sonia Luna-Lamas,Lisa Smith-Butler
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0810858819
ISBN 13: 9780810858817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Librarianship in the Twenty first Century Book Review:

"Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces readers to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship

The Twenty First Century Art Librarian

The Twenty First Century Art Librarian
Author: Terrie Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 1317955765
ISBN 13: 9781317955764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twenty First Century Art Librarian Book Review:

Meet the challenge of operating a successful art library! The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian examines the unique challenges and vital administrative issues that are at the forefront of current art librarianship. Librarians working in a variety of settings (art, academics, architecture, visual resources, and museums) address professional change and technological challenges, including inadequate staffing and the need to wear multiple “hats” to cope with day-to-day responsibilities. The book focuses on common practices in the field as well as the individuals who work in art libraries and the collections they maintain. Instead of the standard primer on art librarianship, this book is an insightful look at how art librarians are unique in terms of the clientele they serve, their subject knowledge, and the variety of environments in which they work. The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian examines pressing everyday issues, including operational management, staff recruitment and training, managing collections, public service and patrons, and developing a “personal care plan.” The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian also addresses setting-specific topics, such as: developing staffing standards at all levels working solo in small art museum libraries integrating digitization into visual resource libraries handling special collections in architecture libraries how culture and mission distinguish academic art libraries from their museum counterparts and much more! The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian provides library professionals and academics with a unique look at current trends in art, architecture, and visual resources librarianship.

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century
Author: Elsie Okobi
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-12-28
ISBN 10: 1610696182
ISBN 13: 9781610696180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century Book Review:

Public librarians are directly responsible for providing a large proportion of the American population with access to the Internet and guidance in obtaining important government information. Effectively servicing today's adult library users is already a pressing need, and will only become a larger priority as the nation's population ages. Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century is for library science students interested in working with adults in public libraries. As the first text dedicated to adult library services to be published since 1991, this title has been sorely needed and much anticipated. This book will provide a model for training public librarians for the specific challenges of providing adult services. Part I provides a survey of the history and development of Adult services. Part II addresses planning and tools for service development. Part III examines the different types of services for adults and best practices, while Part IV presents training methods.

After the Book

After the Book
Author: George Stachokas
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 1780634056
ISBN 13: 9781780634050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Book Book Review:

Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost a provider of electronic information services. Contemporary users expect today’s library to provide information as quickly and efficiently as other online information resources. The book argues that librarians need to change what they know, how they work, and how they are perceived in order to succeed according to the terms of this new paradigm. This title is structured into eight chapters. An introduction defines the challenge of electronic resources and makes the case for finding solutions, and following chapters cover diversions and half measures and the problem for libraries in the 21st century. Later chapters discuss solving problems through professional identity and preparation, before final chapters cover reorganizing libraries to serve users, adapting to scarcity, and the ‘digital divide’. Describes how electronic resources constitute both a challenge and an opportunity for libraries Argues that librarians can re-define themselves Puts the case that libraries can be reorganized to optimize electronic resource management and information services based on contemporary technology and user needs

Twenty first century Kids Twenty first century Librarians

Twenty first century Kids  Twenty first century Librarians
Author: Virginia A. Walter
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838910076
ISBN 13: 9780838910078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty first century Kids Twenty first century Librarians Book Review:

Inspired by a new generation of librarians and children, Walter reconsiders the legacy passed on by the matriarchs of children's services and examines more recent trends and challenges growing out of changes in educational philosophy and information technology. This thoroughly researched book includes the current issues and trends of outcome-based planning, early literacy, homework centers in libraries, and children's spaces. With extensive experience in children's services as well as library instruction issues, Walter brings readers vital information on the current state of library services to children.

Marketing the 21st Century Library

Marketing the 21st Century Library
Author: Debra Lucas-Alfieri
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2015-05-14
ISBN 10: 1780634544
ISBN 13: 9781780634548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing the 21st Century Library Book Review:

Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century
Author: David A. Tyckoson,John G. Dove
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1557536988
ISBN 13: 9781557536983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century Book Review:

Libraries today provide a wider variety of services, collections, and tools than at any time in the past. This book explores how reference librarianship is changing to continue to help users find information they need in this shifting environment.

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty First Century

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty First Century
Author: Melanie J. Norton,Nathan Rupp
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN 10: 1442272201
ISBN 13: 9781442272200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty First Century Book Review:

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century focuses on how the medical library can redeploy its staff to support these new services through actively engaging and empowering them in the process. It shares best practices in developing and motivating staff to accept and welcome the changing priorities of medical libraries.

Libraries and the Future

Libraries and the Future
Author: Frederick Wilfrid Lancaster,Peter Gellatly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9781560243823
ISBN 13: 1560243821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries and the Future Book Review:

Libraries and the Future explores how the trends and technological breakthroughs of today will transform the shape of libraries as they move into the twenty-first century. This visionary book will help librarians and library science students understand and prepare for the changes likely to take place in library and information services over the next several years. Enlightening chapters discuss the future of academic libraries, public libraries, library services in developing countries, and library services from the perspective of scholarly users, library funders, and policymakers. These authoritative contributors present a wide-range of viewpoints but they all agree that the near future offers great opportunity for libraries to make their services more valuable to the community of potential users than they have ever been before. Libraries and the Future provides the way for libraries to be active forces, to emphasize the delivery of information, not its storage, and to be judged by the services they deliver, not the assets they control. Readers will learn about a realm of possible types of future libraries from experts representing academic, special, and public libraries, and researchers and scholarly users of libraries from four continents. Some of the visions of future libraries from these respected information professionals include: the library as the hub of a community network libraries that actively determine for themselves how to use information technology libraries that utilize technology to meet national social, technological, and cultural demands of developing countries artificial intelligence and expert system approaches in library-related applications the virtual library and information center where print, database, and other formats are replaced by holographic images and where the world's store of recorded knowledge is available without leaving home This inspirational book calls for librarians to be more imaginative and to move outside traditional library roles and into broader information roles, as libraries begin to take full advantage of the technology at their disposal. Libraries and the Future encourages librarians to take greater leadership roles, and to use rapidly developing technology to enhance the information services the library provides. Managers of all types of libraries, especially large libraries, will benefit from valuable predictions about the future challenges they may face, and suggestions for changes in the role of the today's libraries. Faculty and students in the areas of library management, sociology of libraries, and library technology will learn how their knowledge and training of this century will be used in the library systems of the future.

Winds of Change

Winds of Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1057464614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing
Author: Richard Abel,Richard E. Abel,Lyman W. Newlin,Katina Strauch,Bruce Strauch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105023717684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Publishing Book Review:

This book offers readers a well-rounded and accurate account of the amazing and unpredictable sequence of inter-related events experienced by the field of scholarly publishing in the 20th century. Examining the related worlds of book, journal, and electronic publishing; information technology; and library advances, this is the first work to record the trends of the modern history of the information/knowledge transfer process. Using an analysis of the past 100 years, it also makes predications regarding future trends and the roles of the publishing and library communities in tomorrow's information marketplace

Overcoming Information Poverty

Overcoming Information Poverty
Author: Anthony Mckeown
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-07-06
ISBN 10: 0081012314
ISBN 13: 9780081012314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Information Poverty Book Review:

Overcoming Information Poverty: Investigating the Role of Public Libraries in The Twenty-First Century considers the role of public libraries in alleviating information poverty and targeting social exclusion, using a three-level information poverty framework. The book proposes a model for understanding the concept of information poverty, develops indicators for its measurement, and provides recommendations for service improvement based on analysis of public library services at macro (strategic), meso (community) and micro (individual) levels. The topic is of theoretical and practical importance when considering the changing role of public libraries today. The book is the first time a macro, meso, and micro model of information poverty indicators has been developed and applied to illustrate the impact of public libraries at strategic, community, and personal levels. Stimulates thinking and debate on information poverty and how it may be addressed by public libraries, education departments, and governments Uses case studies to investigate how information poverty can be tackled at the macro, meso, and micro level Focuses on how strategic policies to reduce information poverty filter through to community-based interventions within branch libraries Discusses mixed methods, using quantitative and qualitative data, surveys, interviews, and focus groups with library users and non-users, to conduct a three-level investigation of information poverty

Resource Discovery for the Twenty First Century Library

Resource Discovery for the Twenty First Century Library
Author: Simon McLeish
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 1783301384
ISBN 13: 9781783301386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Discovery for the Twenty First Century Library Book Review:

Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels and is a major focus for libraries and museums. Of all the parts of modern library provision, discovery services are the most clearly affected by developments in IT, from databases to search engines to linked data to machine learning. It is crucial to the relationship between libraries and their communities. This book will help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue to provide a high level of service. Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library contains a range of contributions analysing the ways in which libraries are tackling the challenges facing them in discovery in the (post)-Google era. Chapters are written by experts, both global and local – describing specific areas of discovery and local implementations and ideas. The book will help with enhancing discovery both inbound – making locally held resources globally discoverable, and outbound – making global resources locally discoverable, in ways which are relevant to your user community. Content covered includes: · a survey of what resource discovery is today · case studies from around the world of interesting approaches to discovery · analysis of how users approach discovery · how to understand and make the best use of Internet search engines · using limited resources to help users find collections · linked open data and discovery · the future of discovery. This book will be useful for subject librarians and others who give direct support to library users, digital library technicians, managers, staff with responsibility for managing electronic resources, metadata and discovery specialists, trainers and user education specialists. It will also be of use to curators and others who give direct support to researchers, managers of digitisation and cataloguing products, IT staff, trainers and user education specialists.

Marketing the 21st Century Library

Marketing the 21st Century Library
Author: Debra Lucas-Alfieri
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781843347736
ISBN 13: 1843347733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing the 21st Century Library Book Review:

Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans

Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty first Century

Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty first Century
Author: Susan Wyngaard
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780789023483
ISBN 13: 0789023482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty first Century Book Review:

Increase your knowledge of the digital technology that is essential for art librarianship today! Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century is your key to cutting-edge discourse on digital image databases and art libraries. Just as early photographers tried to capture the world to make it accessible, now information professionals in art libraries and art museums are creating and sharing digital collections to make them broadly accessible. This collection shares the experience and insight of art information managers who have taken advantage of digital technology to expand the coverage and scope of image collections and improve access to previously difficult-to-locate information. In Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century you will learn step-by-step what goes into the planning and creation of these "digital global museums" and what advances are still being made in this rapidly evolving discipline. The pros and cons of these ventures are thoroughly examined, as experts take you through the theoretical and practical issues they have faced along the way. Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century will help you gain a better understanding of: image censorship Web filters user expectations the comparative impact on the viewer of surrogate images versus artifacts databases as an in-class teaching and learning tool You can also read in-depth about the existing digital image collections ArtSTOR and OhioLINK Digital Media Center (DMC) as well as the specific art library materials being considered for these collections. Find out what it takes to catalogue these materials and how the proliferation of digital images is changing the profession of art librarianship. Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century is a thorough and highly specialized book suitable for expert librarians and visual resource curators, but its straightforward style also makes it suitable for beginners and students interested in library and information science programs.