Are Drones in Your Library s Future

Are Drones in Your Library s Future
Author: Ida Arlene Joiner
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128202982
ISBN 13: 012820298X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are Drones in Your Library s Future Book Review:

Are Drones in Your Library's Future?: An Introduction shows librarians how drone technology can be used to enhance library offerings and programs. The title presents an overview of drones, how they are being used in different types of libraries, and how they might be used most effectively in the future. The book considers purchase decisions, examples of library drone-use, the application of drones for STEM education within libraries, and in-depth interviews with experts on the latest technology. The title also includes a highly-practical set of resources for those librarians looking to obtain grants for the purchase of drones, and guidance on partnering with schools, universities, and other organizations to make implementing drones in the library a great success. Drones are increasingly used by all types of libraries including academic, public, and school. Their availability and use in libraries is increasing, and their future potential to enrich libraries is massive. Considers how drones can best be used in all types of modern libraries to enhance offerings and programs Gives an overview of drone technologies relevant to the library Presents real-world examples of drone use in a library environment Considers some of the most effective ways of bringing drones into the library, and why doing so is a good idea Provides a practical resource for librarians and information professionals looking to obtain grants, as well as guidance on partnerships to get drones into your library

Emerging Library Technologies

Emerging Library Technologies
Author: Ida Arlene Joiner
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 0081022549
ISBN 13: 9780081022542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Library Technologies Book Review:

Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This valuable resourse shows how they can be used in libraries and resource centers, and how to get stakeholder buy in for implementing these technologies. Covers innovative insights on how these emerging technologies can be used in all types libraries and resource centers. Discusses how to get key stakeholders on board before implementing emerging technologies including a checklist to complete before presenting your technology proposal to senior management. Brings unique perspective for assisting people who will be displaced by these emerging technologies. Includes resources at the end of every chapter on keeping abreast and building expertise on the emerging technology topic. Contains tips on how professionals can forge strategic relationships to collaborate on emerging technology projects such as preparing students for STEM and STEAM careers. Poses engaging questions for further discussion after each chapter. Includes comprehensive glossary at the end of each chapter.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship
Author: Ekoja, Innocent Isa,Ogbomo, Esoswo Francisca,Okuonghae, Omorodion
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2022-01-07
ISBN 10: 1799890961
ISBN 13: 9781799890966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship Book Review:

A fundamental dynamism of the library is its continuous adoption of trending technologies and innovations for enhanced service delivery. To meet the needs of library users in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era characterized by digital revolution, knowledge economy, globalization, and information explosion, libraries have embraced innovations and novel technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, social mediation tools, and the internet of things (IoT). The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship documents current research findings and theoretical studies focused on innovations and technologies used in contemporary libraries. This book provides relevant models, theoretical frameworks, the latest empirical research findings, and sound theoretical research regarding the use of novel technologies in libraries. Covering topics such as digital competitive advantage, smart governance, and social media, this book is an excellent resource for librarians, archivists, library associations and committees, researchers, academicians, students, faculty of higher education, computer scientists, programmers, and professionals.

Best Technologies for Public Libraries Policies Programs and Services

Best Technologies for Public Libraries  Policies  Programs  and Services
Author: Christopher DeCristofaro,James Hutter,Nick Tanzi
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN 10: 1440869278
ISBN 13: 9781440869273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Technologies for Public Libraries Policies Programs and Services Book Review:

Emerging technologies can intimidate with their cost and uncertainty—this book provides flexible options for adopting the most popular ones. Introducing new technologies to your library can be a daunting process; they can be costly, they may be unfamiliar to many staff members, and their success is far from assured. To address these concerns, Best Technologies for Public Libraries accommodates budgets large and small, providing options for both the ambitious and the cost-conscious. Authors Christopher DeCristofaro, James Hutter, and Nick Tanzi provide a resource for staff looking to incorporate a number of emerging technologies into their library and makerspaces. Each chapter explores a new technology, including 3D printing, drones, augmented reality, and virtual reality, covering how it works, the selection process, training, sample programming, best practices, and relevant policy. By describing a variety of program and service ideas across age groups, the book gives readers the ability to first evaluate them within the context of their own organization before incorporating ideas à la carte. This approach helps readers to adopt these new technologies and create policies with uses already in mind. Learn the basics of how emerging technologies, including 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and drones work Read recommendations for how these emerging technologies can be used to develop library programs and services Build a framework for developing policy pursuant to these emerging technologies Understand best practices in adopting the aforementioned emerging technologies

Are Drones in Your Library s Future

Are Drones in Your Library   s Future
Author: Ida Arlene Joiner
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128202998
ISBN 13: 9780128202999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are Drones in Your Library s Future Book Review:

Drones are increasingly used by all types of libraries including academic, public and school. Their availability and use in libraries is increasing, and their future potential to enrich libraries, massive. Are Drones in Your Library’s Future? shows librarians how drone technology can best be used to enhance library offerings and programs. The title presents an overview of drones, how they are being used now in different types of libraries, and how they might be used most effectively in future. The book considers purchase decisions, examples of library drone-use, the application of drones for STEM education within libraries, and in-depth interviews with experts on the latest technology. The title also includes a highly-practical set of resources for those librarians looking to obtain grants for the purchase of drones, and guidance on partnering with schools, universities, and other organizations, to make implementing drones in the library a great success. Considers how drones can best be used in all types of modern library to enhance offerings and programs Gives an overview of drone technologies relevant to the library Presents real-world examples of drone use in a library environment Considers some of the most effective ways of bringing drones into the library, and why doing so is a good idea Provides a practical resource for librarians and information professionals looking to obtain grants, and guidance on partnerships to get drones into your library

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.

Agricultural Drones

Agricultural Drones
Author: K. R. Krishna
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN 10: 1351764314
ISBN 13: 9781351764315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Drones Book Review:

Agricultural drones are expected to revolutionize the way we conduct agronomic procedures and maintain natural vegetation on earth. This book explores the increasing importance of the role of aerial robots in managing agricultural farms and natural resources. Agricultural Drones: A Peaceful Pursuit provides a wealth of information on drone usage in agriculture. The book discusses the advanced sensors and imaging capabilities of drones that give farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage. An introductory chapter provides historical data, with details about various models of drones as well as the most recent and popular agricultural drones in usage. The book goes onto look at such topics as the use of drones for soil fertility, production agronomy, irrigation, weed control, pest and disease control, grain yield forecasting, and economic advantages from drone use. This timely and useful volume will be a valuable resource for faculty, agricultural extension officers, and farmers and farm consultancy agencies. This book would also serve as an excellent textbook for students in agriculture, engineering, geography, etc. Key features: • outlines the advantages of using drones in agriculture, such as for the management of soil fertility, the study of natural resources and vegetation, the maintenance of adequate irrigation, and the control of weeds and pests • covers the economic advantages of using drones in agriculture • examines the regulatory aspects of agricultural drones • provides actual examples of drone usage in agriculture

Beyond the Library of the Future

Beyond the Library of the Future
Author: Bruce A. Shuman
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1563084562
ISBN 13: 9781563084560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Library of the Future Book Review:

With insightful comments from a variety of sources-and a generous dose of humor-Shuman builds fictional scenarios that are guaranteed to get librarians thinking, What if...? Eight new scenarios explore such developments as virtual reality, robots, time travel, computer viruses, security, and more-all within the context of the public library (or cybrary, as the author calls it). Written in a conversational tone, the book is intended to stimulate discourse and exploration of issues. Current trends are carefully woven into each scenario as Shuman investigates issues surrounding the library's role in the future. A list of quotations about the future and an extensive bibliography for further reading conclude the work. This book is a sequel to (not a revision of) Shuman's previous work The Library of the Future. Like its predecessor, it is entertaining and thought-provoking-a great read for librarians, library administrators, and students in library school.

Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology
Author: Tom Bruno
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 1442252928
ISBN 13: 9781442252929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Technology Book Review:

Emerging devices are placing powerful computing abilities into the wardrobes of consumers through wearable technology which combines fashion and function in new and exciting ways. The most recognizable of these emerging gadgets is Google Glass. Wearable Technology: Smart Watches to Google Glass for Libraries provides a comprehensive overview of the current wearable technology landscape, the types of devices and functionality available, the benefits and limitations of this type of technology, and how you can make use of it in your library. Learn the ins and outs of Google Glass and other devices along with the privacy and other concerns that your organization needs to know about. With this informative handbook, Discover how you can utilize use these new tools for language translations, creating videos, providing mobile reference, and much more. In this “how-to” guide for incorporating wearable technology into your library’s services, programming, and activities, you will learn: How to circulate wearable technology in your library How to Use Google Glass as an Alternative to Traditional Info/Reference How to Initiate a Wearable Technology Training Program for Library Staff How to create first-person videos using GoPro Cameras How to add real-time translation services using Google Glass How to use wearable technology as a promotional tool for your library Make Your Own Immersive Virtual Reality Headset using Google Cardboard

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000068751746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals Book Review:

Libraries Digital Information and COVID

Libraries  Digital Information  and COVID
Author: David Baker,Lucy Ellis
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2021-07-02
ISBN 10: 0323905986
ISBN 13: 9780323905985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries Digital Information and COVID Book Review:

COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the ways in which we live, learn, plan, and develop. What does COVID-19 mean for the future of digital information use and delivery, and for more traditional forms of library provision? Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID gives immediate and long-term solutions for librarians responding to the challenge of COVID-19. The book helps library leaders prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, giving guidance on developing sustainable solutions. The need for sustainable digital access has now become acute, and while offering a physical space will remain important, current events are likely to trigger a shift toward off-site working and study, making online access to information more crucial. Libraries have already been providing access to digital information as a premium service. New forms and use of materials all serve to eliminate the need for direct contact in a physical space. Such spaces will come to be predicated on evolving systems of digital information, as critical needs are met by remote delivery of goods and services. Intensified financial pressure will also shape the future, with a reassessment of information and its commercial value. In response, there will be a massification of provision through increased cooperation and collaboration. These significant transitions are driving professionals to rethink and question their identities, values, and purpose. This book responds to these issues by examining the practicalities of running a library during and after the pandemic, answering questions such as: What do we know so far? How are institutions coping? Where are providers placing themselves on the digital/print and the remote/face-to-face continuums? This edited volume gives analysis and examples from around the globe on how libraries are managing to deliver access and services during COVID-19. This practical and thoughtful book provides a framework within which library directors and their staff can plan sustainable services and collections for an uncertain future. Focuses on the immediate practicalities of service provision under COVID-19 Considers longer-term strategic responses to emerging challenges Identifies key concerns and problems for librarians and library leaders Analyzes approaches to COVID-19 planning Presents and examines exemplars of best practice from around the world Offers practical models and a useful framework for the future

Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds Building a Library of Things

Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds  Building a Library of Things
Author: Mark Robison,Lindley Shedd
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 1440850208
ISBN 13: 9781440850202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds Building a Library of Things Book Review:

This inspiring exploration of the range of options for a "library of things" collection demonstrates what has been implemented successfully and offers practical insights regarding these nontraditional projects, from the development of concepts to the everyday realities of maintaining and circulating these collections. • Documents the plan and launch phases of nontraditional collections that will help readers who are entertaining the idea of starting their own "things" project • Explains how these collections support the mission of a library: supporting teaching, serving a unique population (such as small liberal arts colleges), and providing for a community need • Spotlights some of the most frequently cited nontraditional collections, including the Tool Lending Library at Berkeley Public, the Library of Things at Sacramento Public, and the unique holdings of Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) • Presents contributions from both public and academic librarians, representing libraries ranging from the small to the very large

Library Technology and Digital Resources

Library Technology and Digital Resources
Author: Marie Keen Shaw
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN 10: 1442256451
ISBN 13: 9781442256453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Technology and Digital Resources Book Review:

In the last decade library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Library patrons are predominately served by support staff that is expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital resources. Yet most library support staff (LSS) has not had training to become proficient in finding, using, and instructing others in the abundance of the digital resources of websites, databases, e-texts, digital libraries and their related technologies. Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to: Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts; Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital resources; Understand the complexity and options of licensing and usage agreements for digital resources; Know copyright permissions and acceptable use guidelines for digital resources. Understand the basic technologies that support library digital resources including network structures, software applications, and protocols; Distinguish between directories and search engines as they relate to digital resources as well as be able to employ advance search skills effectively; Explore the resources of global, national, and state digital libraries and their collections; Use government databases and other digitized systems and information sources; Find exemplary digital resources though other agencies such as museums, university collections and other sources that librarians can share with patrons. Create local digital resources of primary and historical materials and artifacts with metadata and cataloging for searchable access. Interpret meaning from library digital resources using visual literacy skills. Promote library digital resources through a variety of means including social media and online options.

Providing Reference Services

Providing Reference Services
Author: John Gottfried,Katherine Pennavaria
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-05-19
ISBN 10: 1442279125
ISBN 13: 9781442279124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Providing Reference Services Book Review:

Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians was written with the working librarian in mind; it focuses on specific methods and information to help foster effective, exceptional results. Topics covered include: Reference services: basic information and background Reference resources and tutorials Organizing and providing services Staffing and performance management Forming helpful partnerships (internal and external) The future of reference Readers will come away with a solid foundation in reference services. They will have the knowledge to update or restructure an existing reference program, or to create a program from the ground up. Individual chapters and subsections provide constructive tips and advice for specific reference issues. Taken as a whole, this book provides a valuable, inclusive source of information for all major aspects of reference service. Providing Reference Services is an appropriate resource for nearly all librarians in public-service positions, especially those with reference responsibilities, whether they are working reference librarians at any level of experience, reference supervisors, or administrators with oversight of reference services. The content is relevant to academic, public, school, and special libraries—any library or organization, in fact, that offers reference or research assistance.

World s Leading National Public Monastery and Royal Library Directors

World   s Leading National  Public  Monastery and Royal Library Directors
Author: Patrick Lo,Allan Cho,Dickson K.W. Chiu
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 3110530910
ISBN 13: 9783110530919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World s Leading National Public Monastery and Royal Library Directors Book Review:

General directors who have all made their marks in the field of librarianship report from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, educational, cultural developmental, and political. This information could increase the understanding of the managerial decisions, and other factors that affect the decisions and determine the library’s overall policy and operations.

The Handheld Library Mobile Technology and the Librarian

The Handheld Library  Mobile Technology and the Librarian
Author: Thomas A. Peters,Lori A. Bell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 1610693019
ISBN 13: 9781610693011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handheld Library Mobile Technology and the Librarian Book Review:

Covering topics such as mobile reference, eBooks, mobile websites, and QR codes, this book examines the effects of the global mobile revolution on libraries and library users—critical information all librarians need. • Contains contributed chapters from active, innovative, respected librarians in the mobile library movement on ideas and trends for mobile libraries • Addresses aspects of the mobile revolution that are rarely covered, such as the use of tablet computers in archives and the mHealth information services movement • Provides updated descriptions of innovative mobile library services • Supplies practical advice and recommendations about mobile library systems and services

Connecting Teens with Technology at the Library

Connecting Teens with Technology at the Library
Author: Kelly Nicole Czarnecki,Marie L. Harris
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2021-05-29
ISBN 10: 1538135892
ISBN 13: 9781538135891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connecting Teens with Technology at the Library Book Review:

Connecting Teens with Technology at the Library presents a balanced view of the often complex relationship between teenagers and their technology. The authors share more than a dozen full lesson plans for technology-based programs, scalable for any library budget, that will help the reader to engage with their teenaged patrons.

Library of Universal Knowledge

Library of Universal Knowledge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000020097240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Universal Knowledge Book Review:

School Libraries in a Time of Change How to Survive and Thrive

School Libraries in a Time of Change  How to Survive and Thrive
Author: Kathleen W. Craver
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 1440873097
ISBN 13: 9781440873096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School Libraries in a Time of Change How to Survive and Thrive Book Review:

By becoming practical futurists, school librarians can help their libraries not only to survive sweeping changes in education but to thrive. This book shows how to spot technological trends and use them to your library's advantage. School librarians will recognize the need to become future forecasters in an age of rapid technological change School librarians will understand the serious employment challenges they face in a time of technological change and understand the steps they need to ensure the continuation and value of the profession School librarians will gain confidence that they can cope with predicted trends by following recommendations for instructional and organizational change

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict
Author: David Cortright,Rachel Fairhurst,Kristen Wall
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN 10: 022647836X
ISBN 13: 9780226478364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict Book Review:

During the past decade, armed drones have entered the American military arsenal as a core tactic for countering terrorism. When coupled with access to reliable information, they make it possible to deploy lethal force accurately across borders while keeping one’s own soldiers out of harm’s way. The potential to direct force with great precision also offers the possibility of reducing harm to civilians. At the same time, because drones eliminate some of the traditional constraints on the use of force—like the need to gain political support for full mobilization—they lower the threshold for launching military strikes. The development of drone use capacity across dozens of countries increases the need for global standards on the use of these weapons to assure that their deployment is strategically wise and ethically and legally sound. Presenting a robust conversation among leading scholars in the areas of international legal standards, counterterrorism strategy, humanitarian law, and the ethics of force, Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict takes account of current American drone campaigns and the developing legal, ethical, and strategic implications of this new way of warfare. Among the contributions to this volume are a thorough examination of the American government’s legal justifications for the targeting of enemies using drones, an analysis of American drone campaigns’ notable successes and failures, and a discussion of the linked issues of human rights, freedom of information, and government accountability.