Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society
Author: Barbara I. Dewey
Publsiher: Chandos Pub
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781843345947
ISBN 13: 1843345943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society Book Review:

This forward-looking new resource explores the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, and research collections. Editor Barbara I. Dewey, the Dean of Libraries at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, compiles a team of leading experts to address a broad range of key concepts and ideas that are crucial for successfully transitioning the field of higher education into today's constantly changing multicultural environment. Key chapters include coverage of: Transforming services and spaces Key relationships with senior campus administrators Organizational development and leadership Scholarly communications

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society
Author: Barbara Dewey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1780630387
ISBN 13: 9781780630380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society Book Review:

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context. Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Author: Delmus E. Williams,Janine Golden,Jennifer K. Sweeney
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 1784419095
ISBN 13: 9781784419097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book Review:

Volume 33 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a range of diverse and reflective essays to provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.

Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Author: Janet Crum,Samantha Schmehl Hines
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-04-29
ISBN 10: 1789732077
ISBN 13: 9781789732078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation Book Review:

Libraries have recently begun doing more to support entrepreneurship and innovation within their communities. This volume explores how this has come about, looking at libraries from across North America, Europe and Africa, and helps position readers to better understand what is happening, and how this can be brought to further institutions.

Open Access and the Library

Open Access and the Library
Author: Anja Oberländer,Torsten Reimer
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 3038977403
ISBN 13: 9783038977407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access and the Library Book Review:

Libraries are places of learning and knowledge creation. Over the last two decades, digital technology—and the changes that came with it—have accelerated this transformation to a point where evolution starts to become a revolution. The wider Open Science movement, and Open Access in particular, is one of these changes and is already having a profound impact. Under the subscription model, the role of libraries was to buy or license content on behalf of their users and then act as gatekeepers to regulate access on behalf of rights holders. In a world where all research is open, the role of the library is shifting from licensing and disseminating to facilitating and supporting the publishing process itself. This requires a fundamental shift in terms of structures, tasks, and skills. It also changes the idea of a library’s collection. Under the subscription model, contemporary collections largely equal content bought from publishers. Under an open model, the collection is more likely to be the content created by the users of the library (researchers, staff, students, etc.), content that is now curated by the library. Instead of selecting external content, libraries have to understand the content created by their own users and help them to make it publicly available—be it through a local repository, payment of article processing charges, or through advice and guidance. Arguably, this is an overly simplified model that leaves aside special collections and other areas. Even so, it highlights the changes that research libraries are undergoing, changes that are likely to accelerate as a result of initiatives such as Plan S. This Special Issue investigates some of the changes in today’s library services that relate to open access.

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
Author: Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0838911870
ISBN 13: 9780838911877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries Book Review:

Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributors *Examinw the current state of the library, summarizing exsting literature on the topic to sketch in historical background *Project into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades ahead *Construct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutions The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

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.

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship
Author: Chakraborty, Susmita
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN 10: 1466643668
ISBN 13: 9781466643666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship Book Review:

With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social Political and Economic Development

Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social  Political  and Economic Development
Author: Jain, Priti,Mnjama, Nathan,Oladokun, O.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN 10: 1799850196
ISBN 13: 9781799850199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social Political and Economic Development Book Review:

Open access publishing can be used as a strategic tool to avail access to information and achieve universal literacy. Open access has gained importance over the past 15 years by making knowledge available to all, without any barrier of affordability or restrictions on using this knowledge to inform and develop. Open access contributes to scientific research excellence, disseminates research results to a wider community, and promotes multi-disciplinary and collaborative research. Issues of sustainable development and open access are major concerns in librarianship and information management, particularly as the international library and information management community is focusing on how to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social, Political, and Economic Development is a pivotal reference source that provides an understanding of the concept of open access within the context of social, political, and economic development and deliberates the critical issues and challenges that face the implementation of open access and its impact on the global economy and sustainable development. While highlighting a broad range of topics including digital scholarship, open data, and ethics, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today
Author: Bradford Lee Eden,Jody Condit Fagan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 1442232609
ISBN 13: 9781442232600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today Book Review:

This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.

Demystifying eResearch A Primer for Librarians

Demystifying eResearch  A Primer for Librarians
Author: Victoria Martin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN 10: 1610695216
ISBN 13: 9781610695213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demystifying eResearch A Primer for Librarians Book Review:

eResearch presents new challenges in managing data. This book explains to librarians and other information specialists what eResearch is, how it impacts library services and collections, and how to contribute to eResearch activities at their parent institutions. • Provides librarians and other information professionals with a clear understanding of what eResearch is and how it impacts library mission, services, and collections • Defines and explains key eResearch terms and concepts • Describes eResearch library initiatives and identifies best practices • Identifies potential eResearch activities areas such as providing assistance with data management plans, depositing data, collecting and disseminating data sets, collaborating with faculty on eResearch projects, performing research consultations, and creating train-the-trainer programs

Practical Tips for Facilitating Research

Practical Tips for Facilitating Research
Author: Moira J. Bent
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN 10: 1783300175
ISBN 13: 9781783300174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Tips for Facilitating Research Book Review:

This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service to meet the evolving needs of the research community. Interacting effectively with information is at the heart of all research, consequently information professionals have a key role to play in facilitating the development of researchers who are able to operate confidently and successfully in the information world. Grounded in current theory and informed by practitioners from around the world, this practical book offers a wide range of ideas and methods to assist library and information professionals in developing and managing their role in the research environment. Part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, the book is organised into eight sections: landscapes and models structures and strategies places and spaces library staff roles collections specific interventions in the research process or lifecycle teaching approaches information literacy skills workshops and programmes. Practical Tips for Facilitating Research will be essential reading for academic liaison librarians, research support librarians and all library and information professionals who work with research staff and students.

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication
Author: Kevin L. Smith,Katherine A. Dickson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 1442273038
ISBN 13: 9781442273030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication Book Review:

This volume of Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library looks closely at issues of policy and infrastructure for libraries that wish to provide leadership on their campus in the transition to more open forms of scholarship. The authors discuss how to make the case for open access on campus, as well as the political and policy implications of libraries that themselves want to become publishing entities.

Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty First Century

Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty First Century
Author: Nancy Noe
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN 10: 1780633718
ISBN 13: 9781780633718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty First Century Book Review:

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) set forth Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline. Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty-First Century provides readers with a real-world, practical guide for creating an instruction program step-by-step, as well as a framework for reviewing, assessing, and updating existing programs. Each chapter focuses on one of the main aspects of the ACRL guidelines. Current research, anecdotal evidence and tools provide the reader with the support and instruments needed to either begin, or reinvigorate, an instruction program. The book begins by placing information literacy in programme context. It then covers how to survey your current program, and how to develop and implementing a program plan. The next chapters concentrate on administrative and institutional support; curriculum integration and campus collaboration; present and future students; pedagogy for the information professional; program marketing and outreach; assessment and future trends. Finally, this book concludes by asking its readers to re-survey their information literacy instruction program landscape once again. Provides a practical, scalable information literacy instruction program framework based upon the 2011 draft ACRL Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices Reflects current scholarship and practice Contains sample worksheets, templates, and assessment instruments

The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age

The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age
Author: Tom Diamond
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 1476639981
ISBN 13: 9781476639987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age Book Review:

As new technology and opportunities emerge through the revolutionary impacts of the digital age, the function of libraries and librarians and how they provide services to constituents is rapidly changing. The impact of new technology touches everything from libraries' organizational structures, business models, and workflow processes, to position descriptions and the creation of new positions. As libraries are required to make operational adjustments to meet the growing technological demands of libraries' customer bases and provide these services, librarians must be flexible in adapting to this fast-moving environment. This volume shares the unique perspectives and experiences of librarians on the front lines of this technological transformation. The essays within provide details of both the practical applications of surviving, adapting, and growing when confronted with changing roles and responsibilities, as well as a big picture perspective of the changing roles impacting libraries and librarians. This book strives to be a valuable tool for librarians involved in public and technical services, digital humanities, virtual and augmented reality, government documents, information technology, and scholarly communication.

Developing Knowledge Societies for Distinct Country Contexts

Developing Knowledge Societies for Distinct Country Contexts
Author: Lopes, Nuno Vasco,Baguma, Rehema
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN 10: 1522588744
ISBN 13: 9781522588740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Knowledge Societies for Distinct Country Contexts Book Review:

Through knowledge societies, people have capabilities to acquire information and to transform that information into knowledge and information, which empowers them to enhance their lives and to contribute to the social-economic development. The practical application of knowledge into innovation and how this process from research to development to application can be achieved is a domain that is not yet very well understood. Developing Knowledge Societies for Distinct Country Contexts is an essential reference source that documents methods, best practices, and case studies for the development of global knowledge societies at the national, regional, and local levels. Featuring empirical analysis on topics such as smart governance, financial literacy, and globalization, this book is ideally designed for business strategists, economists, international researchers, anthropologists, politicians, policymakers, governmental sectors, academics, and students seeking coverage on the development of knowledge society policies and strategies in various areas of the world.

Transforming Government and Building the Information Society

Transforming Government and Building the Information Society
Author: Nagy K. Hanna
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-03-20
ISBN 10: 9781441915061
ISBN 13: 1441915060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Government and Building the Information Society Book Review:

Information and communication technology (ICT) is central to reforming governance, innovating public services, and building inclusive information societies. Countries are learning to weave ICT into their strategies for transforming government as enterprises have learned to use ICT to innovate and transform their processes and competitive strategies. ICT-enabled transformation offers a new path to digital-era government that is responsive to the challenges of our time. It facilitates innovation, partnering, knowledge sharing, community organizing, local monitoring, accelerated learning, and participatory development. In Transforming Government and Building the Information Society, Nagy Hanna draws on multi-disciplinary research on ICT in the public sector, and on his rich experience of over 35 years at the World Bank and other aid agencies, to identify the key ingredients for the strategic integration of ICT into governance and poverty reduction strategies. The author showcases promising practices from around the world to outline the strategic options involved in using ICT to maximize developmental impact—transforming government institutions and public services, and empowering communities for inclusion and grassroots innovation. Despite the ICT promise, Hanna acknowledges that reforming governance and empowering poor communities are difficult long-term undertakings. Hanna moves beyond the imperatives and visions of e-transformation to strategic design and implementation options, and draws practical lessons for policymakers, reformers, innovators, community leaders, ICT specialists and development experts.

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries
Author: Fernández-Marcial, Viviana,González-Solar, Llarina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN 10: 1799845478
ISBN 13: 9781799845478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries Book Review:

Academic libraries have traditionally had two key functions, to support teaching and to support research. In an evolving and competitive university environment, along with the emergence of various technologies and substantial changes in scientific communication, university management has reached a turning point. Academic libraries are facing a paradigm shift in the role they need to play to achieve the research objectives of universities. Research support services in academic libraries have evolved as a response to these changes. They are heterogeneous, adapt to their university culture, adopt different points of view, take different approaches in their organizational structures, and include a diverse catalog of activities. Having an overview of different experiences will allow libraries to adopt best practices, redefine services, and even establish new management and collaboration models. Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that uses case studies to systematize the experiences of research support services in academic libraries for the support of higher education faculty. The cases focus on such items as the role of technology and its impact as well as how these services help to improve the excellence of universities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as library services, data management, and open science, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Knowledge Management in Libraries

Knowledge Management in Libraries
Author: Mohammad Nazim,Bhaskar Mukherjee
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-07-24
ISBN 10: 0081005687
ISBN 13: 9780081005682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Management in Libraries Book Review:

Knowledge Management in Libraries: Concepts, Tools and Approaches brings to the forefront the increasing recognition of the value of knowledge and information to individuals, organizations, and communities, providing an analysis of the concepts of Knowledge Management (KM) that prevails among the Library and Information Science (LIS) community. Thus, the book explores knowledge management from the perspective of LIS professionals. Furthermore, unlike most books on the topic, which address it almost exclusively in the context of a firm or an organization to help gain a competitive advantage, this book looks at knowledge management in the context of not for profit organizations such as libraries. Describes the theory and approaches of knowledge management in the context of librarianship Seeks to identify and explain the principles that underlie the different processes of knowledge management Combines the theoretical and practical perspectives of the topic Provides a comprehensive and methodological approach to support librarians and information science professionals in the implementation of knowledge management in libraries and information centers Proposes a model for libraries and information centers which may be used as a guide for implementation Incorporates illustrations where necessary to provide a clear understanding of the concepts

Changing Roles of NGOs in the Creation Storage and Dissemination of Information in Developing Countries

Changing Roles of NGOs in the Creation  Storage  and Dissemination of Information in Developing Countries
Author: Steve W. Witt
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN 10: 3598440243
ISBN 13: 9783598440243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Roles of NGOs in the Creation Storage and Dissemination of Information in Developing Countries Book Review:

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are growing exponentially. In 1993, the Yearbook of International Organizations listed 16,000 internationally recognized NGOs. By 2004, this number was 63,000. With this increase comes a staggering growth in the activities and intellectual output of NGOs working on a local and international level. As the mission of both libraries and NGOs increasingly intersect, these organizations must collaborate to provide essential services that revolve around the creation, dissemination, and storage of information. This volume's eight essays focus on collaborative work between NGOs and libraries in the study and resolution of global issues ranging from AIDS to food security, and social transformation.