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

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century
Author: Ibironke Lawal
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-09-13
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105134482384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

This book is a theoretically informed research guide that draws attention to new and growing areas in LIS research. Apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media, and pays particular attention to electronic media. There is coverage of user-centered services, the practical application of research results and Survey Instrument design. The clear text, simple style and rich content make this book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians.

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

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.

Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Public Libraries in the 21st Century
Author: Anne Goulding
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 1317073606
ISBN 13: 9781317073604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Libraries in the 21st Century Book Review:

Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: ¢ An exploration of the context within which public libraries are operating and analysis of their role in local and national life; ¢ Examples of best practice in service delivery; ¢ Evaluation of the challenges and opportunities confronting public library managers; ¢ Wide ranging coverage, including information from published and unpublished sources, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders in the public library sector. The book provides a unique and thorough guide to the contemporary discourses surrounding issues of identity, social purpose, value and strategy facing the public library service.

Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science

Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science
Author: Holland, Barbara Jane
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN 10: 1799872599
ISBN 13: 9781799872597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science Book Review:

Due to changes in the learning and research environment, changes in the behavior of library users, and unique global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have had to adapt and evolve to remain up-to-date and responsive to their users. Thus, libraries are adding new, digital resources and services while maintaining most of the old, traditional resources and services. New areas of research and inquiry in the field of library and information science explore the applications of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to better serve and expand the library community. The Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science examines new technologies and systems and their application and adoption within libraries. This handbook provides a global perspective on current and future trends concerning library and information science. Covering topics such as machine learning, library management, ICTs, blockchain technology, social media, and augmented reality, this book is essential for librarians, library directors, library technicians, media specialists, data specialists, catalogers, information resource officers, administrators, IT consultants and specialists, academicians, and students.

Research Evaluation and Audit

Research  Evaluation and Audit
Author: Maria J. Grant,Barbara Sen,Hannah Spring
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-12
ISBN 10: 1856047415
ISBN 13: 9781856047418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Evaluation and Audit Book Review:

This handbook provides library and information professionals with the information they need to undertake research projects in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and improve service delivery. Whether you are a complete novice or have experience of undertaking evaluations, audits or research, this book will guide you step-by-step through the key phases of planning, doing and disseminating research. The text is divided into three sections: • Part 1: Getting started introduces the concepts, ethics and planning stages. • Part 2: Doing research, evaluation and audit explores the fundamentals of projects, including the literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and research tools. • Part 3: Impact of research, evaluation and audit guides you through writing up your project, putting the results of your project findings into practice and dissemination to the wider community. Written by academics and practitioners from a diverse range of sectors throughout the world, the book offers a thorough but common sense approach. Each chapter is structured to begin with a comprehensive introduction to a discrete topic area complemented with case studies drawn from a broad range of LIS contexts to illustrate the issues raised and provide transferable lessons to your own context. Whatever your experience, this book will support your project development and explain how evidence-based library and information practice is relevant to you. Readership: This is the essential handbook for any librarian or information professional who wants to undertake research in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and the wider evidence base for library and information science. It’s also a useful guide for undergraduate and postgraduate LIS students undertaking their final year research project.

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.

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research
Author: Baskaran, C.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 1799813118
ISBN 13: 9781799813118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research Book Review:

Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with tracking the impact and reach that their research has on the academic community. Through the implementation of altmetrics, they can now better measure the value that their research has through the analysis of citing behavior and citation-based research evaluation. Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research is a critical research book that focuses on how altmetrics can help researchers to uncover evidence of societal engagement, influence, and broader impacts that demonstrate the value of their research. It builds a more complete picture of the visibility and profile of individual researchers and observes real-time social media updates that provide insight into how faculty’s research is being shared from the moment it is published. Featuring a range of topics such as citations, big data, and social media, this book is essential for researchers, educators, librarians, professionals, academicians, administrators, and students.

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.

Research Anthology on Collaboration Digital Services and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries

Research Anthology on Collaboration  Digital Services  and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 1799881059
ISBN 13: 9781799881056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Collaboration Digital Services and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries Book Review:

Faced with increased budget cuts, libraries must continue to advance their services through new technologies and practices in order to keep pace with the rapid changes society is currently facing. The once traditional in-person services offered can no longer be the only option, and to keep themselves afloat, libraries must offer more in terms of digital services. The convenience of offering mobile and digital services brings a new wave of accessibility to libraries and a new question on just how much libraries will need to change to meet the newfound needs of its patrons. Beyond offering these digital services, libraries are incorporating other types of technology in multifaceted ways such as utilizing artificial intelligence practices, social media, and big data management. Moreover, libraries are increasingly looking for ways to partner and collaborate with the community, faculty, students, and other libraries in order to keep abreast of the best practices and needs of their users. The Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries explores emerging strategies and technologies that are redefining the role of the library within communities and academia. This reference book covers extensive ground on all the ways libraries have shifted to manage their resources, digitalize their services, and market themselves within the new technological revolution. These continued shifts for libraries come with benefits, challenges, and future projections that are critical for discussion as libraries continue to strive to remain updated and relevant in times of change. This book is ideal for librarians, archivists, collection managers, IT specialists, electronic resource librarians, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries and how they are transforming to fit modern needs.

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 7th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  7th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN 10: 1440878587
ISBN 13: 9781440878589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 7th Edition Book Review:

The seventh edition of this frequently adopted textbook features new or expanded sections on social justice research, data analysis software, scholarly identity research, social networking, data science, and data visualization, among other topics. It continues to include discipline experts' voices. The revised seventh edition of this popular text provides instruction and guidance for professionals and students in library and information science who want to conduct research and publish findings, as well as for practicing professionals who want a broad overview of the current literature. Providing a broad introduction to research design, the authors include principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as advantages and limitations of each method and updated bibliographies. Chapters cover the scientific method, sampling, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with quantitative and qualitative methods. LIS students and professionals will consult this text not only for instruction on conducting research but also for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. As in the previous edition, discipline experts provide advice, tips, and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses; writing grants; overcoming writer's block; collaborating with colleagues; and working with outside consultants. Journal and book editors discuss how to publish and identify best practices and understudied topics, as well as what they look for in submissions. Features new or expanded sections on social justice research; virtual collaboration, data collection, and dissemination; scholarly communication; computer-assisted qualitative and quantitative data analysis; scholarly identity research and guidelines; data science; and visualization of quantitative and qualitative data Provides a broad and comprehensive overview and update, especially of research published over the past five years Highlights school, public, and academic research findings Relies on the coauthors' expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  6th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1440834792
ISBN 13: 9781440834790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition Book Review:

An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. Conducting research and successfully publishing the findings is a goal of many professionals and students in library and information science (LIS). Using the best methodology maximizes the likelihood of a successful outcome. This outstanding book broadly covers the principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the advantages and limitations of each method to research design. It addresses these research methods and design by discussing the scientific method, sampling techniques, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with additional topics such as experimental research design, ethnographic methods, and usability testing. The book presents comprehensive information in a logical, easy-to-follow format, covering topics such as research strategies for library and information science doctoral students; planning for research; defining the problem, forming a theory, and testing the theory; the scientific method of inquiry and data collection techniques; survey research methods and questionnaires; analyzing quantitative data; interview-based research; writing research proposals; and even time management skills. LIS students and professionals can consult the text for instruction on conducting research using this array of tools as well as for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. The explanations and current research examples supplied by discipline experts offer advice and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses as well as for writing grants, overcoming writer's block, collaborating with colleagues, and working with outside consultants. The answer to nearly any question posed by novice researchers is provided in this book. Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

Guided Inquiry Learning in the 21st Century 2nd Edition

Guided Inquiry  Learning in the 21st Century  2nd Edition
Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau,Leslie K. Maniotes,Ann K. Caspari
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 1440833826
ISBN 13: 9781440833823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guided Inquiry Learning in the 21st Century 2nd Edition Book Review:

This dynamic approach to an exciting form of teaching and learning will inspire students to gain insights and complex thinking skills from the school library, their community, and the wider world. • Identifies and explains the five kinds of learning accomplished through guided inquiry • Includes a new chapter on how to meet current curricular standards throughout inquiry learning • Introduces the Guided Inquiry Design framework • Describes guided inquiry's unique approach to transforming learning in today's schools • Discusses how to embed student research in the inquiry process at all grade levels

LGBTQ Librarianship in the 21st Century

LGBTQ  Librarianship in the 21st Century
Author: Bharat Mehra
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN 10: 1787564754
ISBN 13: 9781787564756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ Librarianship in the 21st Century Book Review:

Libraries are at the heart of many of the communities they serve. Increasingly, it is important for them to adjust to serve minority groups, including LGBTQ+ communities. This collection presents original scholarship on the emerging directions of advocacy and community engagement in LGBTQ+ librarianship.

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management
Author: Thanuskodi, S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 1799835618
ISBN 13: 9781799835615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management Book Review:

Education is a fundamental human right, yet much of the world's population lives with poor literacy. Due to rapidly growing technology and internet usage, open educational resources (OER) are increasingly being used to help transcend barriers to literacy while also aiding in educational attainment. With tremendous developments in ICTs, the education system of today has been enriched by various OERs. The optimal utilization of opportunities provided by the technological developments presents a profound challenge for education systems and has serious implications involving cost, access, equity, pedagogy, and quality. Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management is an essential research publication that explores access to information and societal and economic hurdles that contribute to informational inaccessibility. Highlighting topics such as e-resources, digital libraries, and information management, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, computer scientists, researchers, policymakers, and students. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

Meaningful Metrics

Meaningful Metrics
Author: Robin Chin Roemer,Rachel Borchardt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2015-04
ISBN 10: 9780838987551
ISBN 13: 0838987559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program

Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program
Author: Esther Rosenfeld,David V. Loertscher
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2007-10-15
ISBN 10: 1461664330
ISBN 13: 9781461664338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program Book Review:

This collection of enlightening and stimulating articles, written by some of the most important figures in school librarianship, demonstrates how teacher-librarians, classroom teachers, and administrators can work together to create a 21st century school library media program. With topics that emphasize student success, leadership, partnerships, curriculum design, collaborative planning and teaching, literacy, 21st century skills, emerging technologies, and so much more, this compendium brings together the best of the best discussions.

Global Library and Information Science

Global Library and Information Science
Author: Ismail Abdullahi
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 729
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 3110413124
ISBN 13: 9783110413120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Library and Information Science Book Review:

This 2nd edition of the highly successful Global Library and Information Science presents an up-to-date review of international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from all regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination

Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination
Author: Chisita, Collence Takaingenhamo,Enakrire, Rexwhite Tega,Durodolu, Oluwole Olumide,Tsabedze, Vusi Wonderboy,Ngoaketsi, Joseph M.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 1799866203
ISBN 13: 9781799866206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination Book Review:

The convergence of technologies and emergence of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary modus of knowledge production justify the need for research that explores the disinterestedness or interconnectivity of the information science disciplines. The quantum leap in knowledge production, increasing demand for information and knowledge, changing information needs, information governance, and proliferation of digital technologies in the era of ubiquitous digital technologies justify research that employs a holistic approach in x-raying the challenges of managing information in an increasingly knowledge- and technology-driven dispensation. The changing nature of knowledge production for sustainable development, along with trends and theory for enhanced knowledge coordination, deserve focus in current times. The Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination draws input from experts involved in records management, information science, library science, memory, and digital technology, creating a vanguard compendium of novel trends and praxis. While highlighting a vast array of topics under the scope of library science, information science, knowledge transfer, records management, and more, this book is ideally designed for knowledge and information managers, library and information science schools, policymakers, practitioners, stakeholders, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students interested in records and information management.