Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century
Author: Ibironke Lawal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-08-30
ISBN 10: 1780630158
ISBN 13: 9781780630151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century Book Review:

The first of its kind, this book provides a theoretically informed research guide and draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science. It explores the nexus of theory and practice and offers suggestions for collaborative projects. The clear text, simple style and rich content make the book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians, as well as the general reader who may be interested in library and information science research. Apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media It pays particular attention to the electronic media Addresses topics of current interests in the field, such as user-centered services

The 21st Century Academic Library

The 21st Century Academic Library
Author: Mary K. Bolin
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 0081018673
ISBN 13: 9780081018675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 21st Century Academic Library Book Review:

The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population

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

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania Theory and Practice

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania  Theory and Practice
Author: Du, Jia Tina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN 10: 1466651598
ISBN 13: 9781466651593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania Theory and Practice Book Review:

Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

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.

Information Literacy Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century

Information Literacy  Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century
Author: Serap Kurbanoglu,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Ralph Catts
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 786
Release: 2014-12-13
ISBN 10: 3319141368
ISBN 13: 9783319141367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2014, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in October 2014. The 93 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes and one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 283 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theoretical framework; related concepts; research; rights and ethics; children; higher education; education and instruction; assessment and evaluation; libraries; different aspects.

Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users

Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users
Author: Osuigwe, Nkem Ekene
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 1799811182
ISBN 13: 9781799811183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users Book Review:

Information in today’s modernized world has become much more attainable with the use of technology. A resource that has fallen victim to this are library services. What was once a staple of knowledge and communication has failed to keep pace with recent advancements in information service providers. Library practitioners need to learn how to manage change, build influence, and adapt their services to remain relevant within local communities. Libraries can continue to play a key role in future aspects of information provision, but proper research is a necessity. Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users is a collection of innovative research that encapsulates practices, concepts, ideas, and proposals that would chart pathways for libraries of all types to envision and understand how to thrive and remain relevant in the competitive information provision environment. It is expected to motivate librarians and information scientists to probe further into how libraries would better serve user communities of the 21st century who have options of accessing information from sources other than from libraries. While highlighting topics including artificial intelligence, human design thinking, and alternative finance, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information specialists, architects, data scientists, researchers, community development practitioners, policymakers, faculty members, and students seeking current research on emerging advancements in library optimization.

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 1442245778
ISBN 13: 9781442245778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library Book Review:

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library: Successful Strategies for Envisioning and Realizing Preferred Futures will explore the new roles and directions academic libraries are taking in the 21st century as a consequence of visionary leadership in exploring diverse futures.

Knowledge into Action Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Knowledge into Action  Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science
Author: Danny P. Wallace,Connie J Van Fleet
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 1610692667
ISBN 13: 9781610692663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge into Action Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science Book Review:

The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research
Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN 10: 1799814726
ISBN 13: 9781799814726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research Book Review:

In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable issues and concerns that affect the advancement of knowledge within information science. Building on previous literature and exploring these new research techniques are necessary to understand the future of information and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research is a collection of innovative research on the methods and application of study methods within library and information science. While highlighting topics including data management, philosophical foundations, and quantitative methodology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, policymakers, advanced-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on transformative methods of research within information science.

The Research Library in the 21st Century

The Research Library in the 21st Century
Author: Douglas Barnett,Fred M. Heath
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317987543
ISBN 13: 9781317987543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Research Library in the 21st Century Book Review:

The essays presented in this book reflect revised papers delivered at the Research Library in the 21st Century Symposium, held at The University of Texas at Austin, September 2006. Internationally known library, museum, information agency, and higher education administrators have contributed their views, concerns, and optimism in developing this book. In an effort to begin shaping a strategy for the future of academic research libraries, some of the best minds in the field and representatives from leading institutions have been chosen to explore these issues. These essays investigate the evolving nature of scholarly communications, the many challenges facing higher education generally, and the obligations of research libraries to promote teaching, learning, and research in a time of rapid change. Readers will find the perspectives offered here are as incisive and as fresh now as when they were presented. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of Library Administration.

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.

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 1

Libraries in the early 21st century  volume 1
Author: Ravindra N. Sharma,IFLA Headquarters
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 3110270633
ISBN 13: 9783110270631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 1 Book Review:

This unique volume gives a truly international overview over the modern history and development of libraries and library technology in selected countries of the world. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of library work on all continents, covering examples of both the developed and the developing world. A further volume with further national profiles is planned for 2012. This multivolume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level. Many of the contributors are well-known authors; closely involved in the work of IFLA or their own national library associations.

The 21st century Black Librarian in America

The 21st century Black Librarian in America
Author: Andrew P. Jackson,Julius Jefferson (Jr.),Akilah Nosakhere
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0810882450
ISBN 13: 9780810882454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 21st century Black Librarian in America Book Review:

This collection of poignant essays covers a multiplicity of concerns for the 21st-century Black librarian and embodies compassion and respect for the provision of information, an act that defines librarianship. The essays, written by Black librarians in public, academic, state, federal, technology, and special libraries, are personable, inspiring, and thought provoking for all library professionals, regardless of race, class, or gender.

School Libraries Matter Views From the Research

School Libraries Matter  Views From the Research
Author: Mirah J. Dow
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1610691628
ISBN 13: 9781610691628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School Libraries Matter Views From the Research Book Review:

As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in every school. • Utilizes evidence-based findings to explain why school libraries—and trained librarians—matter • Illustrates the progression of ideas around current education debates • Shares numerous examples of quantitative and qualitative research design and application • Summarizes the importance of each study and its practical application for working school librarians

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 2

Libraries in the early 21st century  volume 2
Author: Ravindra N. Sharma,IFLA Headquarters
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN 10: 3110292858
ISBN 13: 9783110292855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 2 Book Review:

Following the pattern of the first volume, the second volume of Libraries in the early 21st century: An international perspective extends the range of countries covered. Each chapter covers a different country and describes the modern history, development of libraries and library technology. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of professional library work on all continents. This two-volume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level.

The Expert Library

The Expert Library
Author: Scott Walter,Karen Williams
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838985513
ISBN 13: 9780838985519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Expert Library Book Review:

Collects essays by academic librarians exploring such ways to advance academic libraries in the twenty-first century as identifying core competencies, promoting participatory librarianship, and supporting new roles and responsibilities.

Building Libraries for the 21st Century

Building Libraries for the 21st Century
Author: T.D. Webb
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-11-30
ISBN 10: 147660360X
ISBN 13: 9781476603605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Libraries for the 21st Century Book Review:

Despite calls for electronic, virtual, digital libraries without walls, the walled variety are still being built, some of them massive. This book explores the reasons for this contradiction by examining several notable new library facilities around the world to see how modern expectations for libraries are being translated into concrete and steel. More and more libraries are looking at change not as a dreaded hazard but as an opportunity that can itself be seized to strengthen the library in the areas of mission, technologies, facilities, funding, and organizational structure. Thirteen libraries are discussed—by a librarian or administrator who worked on the project. Each author writes about the design and building concerns that were particularly relevant to that library: philosophy, political issues, or any other concerns that affected planning, building, and services in the new facility. Introductory and concluding chapters identify underlying values and themes, tying everything together. The unique combinations of issues, constraints, and opportunities show how libraries are planning to fit into the approaching era of virtual information delivery.

Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Public Libraries in the 21st Century
Author: Ann E. Prentice
Publsiher: Library and Information Scienc
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781591588542
ISBN 13: 1591588545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Libraries in the 21st Century Book Review:

This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges. * A history of the public library in the United States as context for the study * Illustrations depicting different ways to organize a library

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century
Author: Karl Bridges
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780313322945
ISBN 13: 0313322945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century Book Review:

This collection of 50 essays elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship and what is expected of today's librarians.