Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu

Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu
Author: Brendan Ryan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 178063398X
ISBN 13: 9781780633985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu Book Review:

The digital is the new milieu in which academic libraries must serve their patrons; but how best to utilize the slew of digital devices and their surrounding trends? Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu identifies best practices and strategies for using digital devices (such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones) and copyrighted materials in academic libraries. Special consideration is given to e-books, iBooks, e-journals, and digital textbooks. This title describes how academic libraries can remain current, nimbly addressing user needs. An introduction gives an overview of technology in academic libraries, including the foundations of copyright law and user behavior in relation to digital content. Three parts then cover: digital rights management (DRM); practical approaches to e-content for librarians; and emerging pedagogy and technology. Finally, the book concludes by telling libraries how to remain agile and adaptable as they navigate the digital milieu. Presents a contemporary view on DRM and fair use for librarians in the context of contemporary technology Addresses file standards in relation to devices in libraries Demonstrates ways that librarians can support and engage students using emerging digital technologies

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.

Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment

Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment
Author: Jeannie P Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1135797633
ISBN 13: 9781135797638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment Book Review:

Explore the issues that are changing user/librarian interactions in today’s evolving electronic libraries This book examines the rapid advances in technology and scientific discovery that have changed the way sci/tech library users seek information—changes which have also necessitated increasingly high levels of skill in information technology and advanced subject knowledge from librarians. From negotiating the intricacies of working with e-journals to simplifying the data collection process, anyone involved in allocating library resources or prioritizing research agendas will find relevant, useful information here, as will those involved in library education. Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment: Challenges for Librarians and Researchers in the Sciences begins with “Scientific Communication: New Roles and New Players,” a detailed examination of the evolution of the information-seeking behavior of scientists, from the days of print-based resources to today’s electronic media. Next, you’ll find techniques designed to maximize the ability of scientists to make “lucky” connections in their electronic search for information in “Too Important to be Left to Chance: Serendipity and the Digital Library.” Four chapters in Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment bring you up-to-date information on various aspects of working with e-journals: “For Better or Worse: The Joys and Woes of E-Journals,” investigates the impact of electronic-only journal holdings on collection development decisions and the accompanying issues of archiving, economics, content, and research use “Scan It and They Will Come . . . But Will They Cite It?” provides citation data on the usefulness and impact of retrospective digitization projects for journal contents “The Use of Online Supplementary Material in High-Impact Scientific Journals” raises vital questions as to whether the print or electronic article should be regarded as the primary archival resource “Challenges and Opportunities for Bibliometrics in the Electronic Environment: The Case of the Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science” investigates how issues of access, copyright, and fair use, as well as differences among online file formats may impact bibliometric analysis Two chapters in Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment are designed to help simplify the data collection process. “Information Overload: Keeping Current Without Being Overwhelmed” will show you how to identify needed sources by using current awareness services and e-mail filtering technologies “The Impact of Electronic Bibliographic Databases and Electronic Journal Articles on the Scholar’s Information Seeking Behavior and Personal Collection of Reprints” reviews organizational methods for managing large collections of electronic articles. In addition, this forward-thinking book contains four chapters that point out possible avenues for increased librarian-facilitated service to users: “Biology Databases for the New Life Sciences” discusses the new sequence, microarray, and protein structure databases, the emergence of bioinformatics, and the opportunities available to librarians in this developing area “Map and Spatial Data Acquisitions in the Electronic Age” shows how the traditionally complicated and time-consuming process of acquiring cartographic information can be simplified by efficient use of the Internet “Webinar Technology: Applications in Libraries” reviews the operation, application, and features of Webinars and compares this technology with Web tutorials, virtual reference, and courseware management systems, videoconferencing, and Webcasting “Preserving Digital Librari

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries
Author: de Smet, Egbert,Dhamdhere, Sangeeta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 1522504753
ISBN 13: 9781522504757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries Book Review:

Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. E-Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries presents critical research on the digitization of data and how this shift has impacted knowledge discovery, storage, and retrieval. This publication explores several emerging trends and concepts essential to electronic discovery, such as library portals, responsive websites, and federated search technology. The timely research presented within this publication is designed for use by librarians, graduate-level students, technology developers, and researchers in the field of library and information science.

Documentation Abstracts

Documentation Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015082969794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building a Virtual Library

Building a Virtual Library
Author: Ardis Hanson,Bruce Lubotsky Levin
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 1591401143
ISBN 13: 9781591401148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Virtual Library Book Review:

The organization, functioning, and the role of libraries in university communities continue to change dramatically. While academic research libraries continue to acquire information, organize it, make it available, and preserve it, the critical issues for their management teams in the twenty-first century are to formulate a clear mission and role for their library, particularly as libraries transition to meet the new information needs of their university constituents. Building a Virtual Library addresses these issues by providing insight into the current changes and developments within the area of library science.

Library as Place

Library as Place
Author: Geoffrey T. Freeman,Council on Library and Information Resources
Publsiher: Council on Library Resources
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105063719574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library as Place Book Review:

What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.

Library Literature Information Science

Library Literature   Information Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105129021296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Literature Information Science Book Review:

An index to library and information science literature.

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063398187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries
Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 1135694699
ISBN 13: 9781135694692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries Book Review:

An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with bold approaches to staff orientation, training, mentoring, and development.

The Whole Digital Library Handbook

The Whole Digital Library Handbook
Author: Council on Library and Information Resources Staff
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN 10: 9780838909263
ISBN 13: 0838909264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole Digital Library Handbook Book Review:

A guidebook to the digital age for librarians offers coverage of such topics as blogs, wikis, digitization project planning, and podcasting.

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning
Author: Kamaljeet Sandhu
Publsiher: Business Science Reference
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781799851752
ISBN 13: 1799851753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning Book Review:

"This book is a collection of innovative research on the latest digital services and their role in supporting the digital transformation of businesses and education"--

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science
Author: John Feather,Paul Sturges
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134513208
ISBN 13: 9781134513208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science Book Review:

The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning
Author: Terry Anderson
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1897425082
ISBN 13: 9781897425084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Book Review:

Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

Making Institutional Repositories Work

Making Institutional Repositories Work
Author: Burton B. Callicott,David Scherer,Andrew Wesolek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781557537263
ISBN 13: 1557537267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Institutional Repositories Work Book Review:

Making International Repositories Work, arranged in five thematic sections, is intendede to take the pulse of institutional repositories - to see how they have matured and what can be expected from them, as well as introduce what may be the future role of the institutional repository. This collection of essays takes novices as well as seasoned practitioners through the practical and conceptual steps necessary to develop a functioning institutional repository, customized to the needs and culture of the home institution. -- from back cover.

Marketing and Social Media

Marketing and Social Media
Author: Lorri Mon,Christie Koontz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN 10: 1538142961
ISBN 13: 9781538142967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing and Social Media Book Review:

Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Second Edition is a much-needed guide to marketing for libraries, archives, and museum professionals in the social media age. This book serves as both an introductory textbook and as a guide for working professionals interested in developing well-planned evidence-based marketing campaigns. Chapters cover coordinating efforts with the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives, how to do a SWOT analysis and environmental scanning, the use of existing data as well as issues in collecting additional data, how to identify and involve stakeholders, a 4-step marketing model, considerations of price, placement, product, and promotion, market research, understanding customer groups and market segmentation, marketing mix strategy and evaluation, promotional activities, channel selection, social media marketing activities, content marketing, social media policies, guidelines, crisis communication, and evidence-based assessment. Discussion of social media and examples of social media marketing activities are included throughout the book, as well as case study examples of marketing and social media campaigns in libraries, archives and museums. This second edition further includes a new final chapter offering step-by-step guidance for brand-new social media managers on how to get started from their first day on the job with social media marketing, management, assessment, strategic planning, and content calendar planning activities, in addition to working with colleagues and managers to integrate social media into work activities across the organization. For educators, this text includes elements which can be developed into classroom or workshop assignments which include pull quotes highlighting important concepts in each chapter, key terms, discussion questions, illustrative case study examples from archives, libraries and museums, and an annotated bibliography for further reading.

Library Literature

Library Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015081495395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Literature Book Review:

"An index to library and information science".

Health Professions Education

Health Professions Education
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780309133197
ISBN 13: 030913319X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Professions Education Book Review:

The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.

Flow

Flow
Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061876720
ISBN 13: 9780061876721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flow Book Review:

THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. "Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time

Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian

Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian
Author: Merinda Kaye Hensley,Stephanie Davis-Kahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780838989081
ISBN 13: 083898908X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian Book Review:

"Undergraduate research is often conflated with standard end-of-semester research papers, featuring APA style bibliographies and a certain number of sources. But in fact, undergraduate research is one of several high-impact educational practices identified by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and is increasingly seen as a vital part of the undergraduate experience. Research helps students connect the dots between their interests, general education courses, writing requirements, and major coursework, and increases learning, retention, enrollment in graduate education, and engagement in future work. In 25 chapters featuring 60 expert contributors, Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian examines how the structures that undergird undergraduate research, such as the library, can become part of the core infrastructure of the undergraduate experience. It explores the strategic new services and cross-departmental collaborations academic libraries are creating to support research: publishing services, such as institutional repositories and undergraduate research journals; data services; copyright services; poster printing and design; specialized space; digital scholarship services; awards; and much more. These programs can be from any discipline, can be interdisciplinary, can be any high-impact format, and can reflect upon an institution's own history, traditions, and tensions. As higher education becomes more competitive--for dollars, for students, for grant money, for resources in general--institutions will need to increase their development of programs that provide the experiential and deep learning, and increased engagement, that research provides. The scholarly and extracurricular experiences of college are increasingly becoming a major part of marketing college education. Beyond the one-shot, beyond course-integrated instruction, Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian is a detailed guide to how librarians can help students go beyond a foundation of information literacy toward advanced research and information management skills"--provided by publisher.