Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment
Author: LiLi Li
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10: 1780634447
ISBN 13: 9781780634449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment Book Review:

In the dynamic and interactive academic learning environment, students are required to have qualified information literacy competencies while critically reviewing print and electronic information. However, many undergraduates encounter difficulties in searching peer-reviewed information resources. Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment is a practical guide for students determined to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age. Also written with academic instructors and librarians in mind who need to show their students how to access and search academic information resources and services, the book serves as a reference to promote information literacy instructions. This title consists of four parts, with chapters on the search for online and printed information via current academic information resources and services: part one examines understanding information and information literacy; part two looks at academic information delivery in the networked world; part three covers searching for information in the academic learning environment; and part four discusses searching and utilizing needed information in the future in order to be more successful beyond the academic world. Provides a reference guide for motivated students who want to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age Lays out a roadmap for searching peer-reviewed scholarly information in dynamic and interactive cademic learning environments Explains how to access and utilize academic information ethically, legally, and safely in public-accessed computing environments Provides brainstorming and discussion, case studies, mini-tests, and real-world examples for instructors and students to promote skills in critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving

Emerging Technologies for Librarians

Emerging Technologies for Librarians
Author: Sharon Q Yang,LiLi Li
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-11-28
ISBN 10: 1780634692
ISBN 13: 9781780634692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies for Librarians Book Review:

Emerging Technologies for Librarians: A Practical Approach to Innovation focuses on the practical applications of emerging technologies in libraries, defining the technologies in the context of their use in real situations. Each chapter includes an overview of the use of emerging technologies in a particular work area that is followed by a list of relevant applications. Chapters cover work areas such as advertising, distance learning, metadata. and digital libraries, and also focus on applications, including mobile computing and web conferencing, followed by a conclusion. This book serves as a guide for those interested in learning about, and implementing, the available technologies that enhance library services, and also lists and discusses the types of emerging technologies that are available for a specific area of work. Discusses and reviews practical applications of emerging technologies for librarians Explores what emerging technologies are available in particular areas of library services Describes and evaluates applications Connects library work to innovations

Exploring Service Science

Exploring Service Science
Author: Henriqueta Nóvoa,Monica Drăgoicea,Niklas Kühl
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN 10: 3030387240
ISBN 13: 9783030387242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Service Science Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Exploring Service Science, IESS 2020, held in Porto, Portugal, in February 2020. The 28 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The book includes papers that extend the view on different concepts related to the development of the Service Science domain of study, applying them to frameworks, advanced technologies, and tools for the design of new, digitally-enabled service systems. This book is structured in six parts, based on the six main conference themes, as follows: Customer Experience, Data Analytics in Service, Emerging Service Technologies, Service Design and Innovation, Service Ecosystems, and Service Management.

Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age

Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age
Author: Svetla Baykoucheva
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 0128237244
ISBN 13: 9780128237243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age Book Review:

New digital technologies have transformed how scientific information is created, disseminated—and discovered. The emergence of new forms of scientific publishing based on open science and open access have caused a major shift in scientific communication and a restructuring of the flow of information. Specialized indexing services and search engines are trying to get into information seekers’ minds to understand what users are actually looking for when typing all these keywords or drawing chemical structures. Using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and semantic indexing, these "discovery agents" are trying to anticipate users’ information needs. In this highly competitive environment, authors should not sit and rely only on publishers, search engines, and indexing services to make their works visible. They need to communicate about their research and reach out to a larger audience. Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age looks through the "eyes" of the main "players" in this "game" and examines the discovery of scientific information from three different, but intertwined, perspectives: Discovering, managing, and using information (Information seeker perspective) Publishing, disseminating, and making information discoverable (Publisher perspective) Creating, spreading, and promoting information (Author perspective). Presents an overview of the current scientific publishing landscape Shows how users can search for scientific information more efficiently Critically analyses the metrics used to measure the quality of journals and the impact of research Looks at the discovery of scientific information from the perspectives of information seekers, publishers, and authors Delves into the practices used by specialized indexing services and search engines to process scientific information and make it discoverable Recommends strategies that authors could use to promote their research.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science  Second Edition
Author: Miriam Drake
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2003-05-20
ISBN 10: 9780824720797
ISBN 13: 0824720792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition Book Review:

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

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.

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries
Author: Judith Andrews
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351944053
ISBN 13: 9781351944052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries Book Review:

Digital Libraries: Policy, Planning and Practice brings together a wealth of international experience in the planning and implementation of digital and hybrid library projects, providing a stimulating and informative handbook and reference for library staff and information managers. It consists of chapters contributed by leading specialists from Europe, North America, South Africa and the Middle East, who offer their insight into the decision-making processes that have shaped a variety of different digitization programmes. Beginning with introductory overviews of the digital library context, the US Digital Library Program and the UK e-lib and hybrid library programmes, Digital Libraries then divides into two main sections on policy and planning, and implementation and practice. The first explores concerns such as financial and resource planning, digitized compared to born-digital content and related service issues, open access to scholarly research archives, policies for and against preservation and their justification, and evaluating electronic information services. The second section is based on case studies on major European and North American digital library projects, including the Glasgow Digital Library, UCEEL (University of Central England Electronic Library), the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (discussed in the context of five international projects), the Indiana University music Variations and Variations2 Project, and the beginnings of the Library of Congress digital program and its integration into core library services. The concluding chapter discusses the way forward for digital libraries in the context of experiences at Tilburg University library, and possible enabling or limiting factors in the future. The result of drawing together these varied and illuminating experiences is a book that offers useful information and comparisons for all digital library project staff, institutional administrators, educators and developers of learning technology. It also provides useful pointers for researchers and project staff involved in archive and museum projects, as well as introducing students to the key ingredients of successful digital libraries.

Minutes of the Meeting

Minutes of the Meeting
Author: Association of Research Libraries
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079412972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minutes of the Meeting Book Review:

V. 52 includes the proceedings of the conference on the Farmington Plan, 1959.

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 Print

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4  Print
Author: Miriam A. Drake
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780824720803
ISBN 13: 0824720806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 Print Book Review:

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

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.

Cognitive and Emotional Processes in Web Based Education Integrating Human Factors and Personalization

Cognitive and Emotional Processes in Web Based Education  Integrating Human Factors and Personalization
Author: Mourlas, Constantinos,Tsianos, Nikos,Germanakos, Panagiotis
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2009-05-31
ISBN 10: 160566393X
ISBN 13: 9781605663937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive and Emotional Processes in Web Based Education Integrating Human Factors and Personalization Book Review:

"This book presents theories and practical frameworks to assist educators and trainers in developing e-learning applications"--Provided by publisher.

Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments

Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments
Author: Bebo White,Irwin King,Philip Tsang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2011-09-18
ISBN 10: 3642203922
ISBN 13: 9783642203923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments Book Review:

Online social media have transformed the face of human interaction in the 21st century. Wikis, blogs, online groups and forums, podcasts, virtual worlds, and social tagging are but a few of the applications enabling innovative behaviors that support acquisition, access, manipulation, retrieval, and visualization of information. It is, therefore, no surprise that educational practitioners and theorists have begun to explore how social media can be harnessed to describe and implement new paradigms for communication, learning, and education. The editors’ goal in publishing this book was to identify original research on the application of online social media and related technologies in education as well as emerging applications in Web technologies that could provide and shape future educational platforms. The selected contributions deal with questions such as how social media can truly enrich and enhance learning and teaching experiences in ways not otherwise possible; how learning can be integrated in a distributed and ubiquitous social computing environment; or what theories, paradigms, and models are applicable for the support of social computing in education. Researchers in education or educational software will find interesting and sometimes provocative chapters on paradigms and methodologies, virtual and mobile learning spaces, and assessment and social factors. Practitioners in these fields will benefit from an additional section devoted to case studies and first experience reports.

Scholarly Communication on the Academic Social Web

Scholarly Communication on the Academic Social Web
Author: Daqing He,Wei Jeng
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 1627056548
ISBN 13: 9781627056540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Communication on the Academic Social Web Book Review:

Collaboration among scholars has always been recognized as a fundamental feature in scientific discovery. The ever-increasing diversity among disciplines and complexity of research problems make it more impelling to collaborate in order to keep up with the fast pace of innovation and advance knowledge. Along with the rapidly developing Internet communication technologies and the increasing popularity of social web, we have observed many important developments of scholarly collaboration on the academic social web. In this lecture, we review the rapid transformation of scholarly collaboration on various academic social web platforms, and examine how these platforms have facilitated academics throughout their research life cycle- from forming ideas, collecting data, authoring articles to disseminating findings. We refer to the term academic social web platforms in this lecture as a category of Web 2.0 tools or online platforms (such as CiteULike, Mendeley, academia.edu, and ResearchGate) that enable and facilitate scholarly information exchange and participation. We will also examine scholars’ collaboration behaviors include sharing academic resources, exchanging opinions, following each other's research, keeping up with current research trends, and most importantly, building up their professional networks. Inspired by the model developed by G. Olson, Olson, and Venolia (2000) on factors for successful scientific collaboration, our examination of the status of scholarly collaboration on academic social web has four emphases: technology readiness, coupling work, building common ground, and collaboration readiness. Finally, we will talk about the insights and challenges of all these online scholarly collaboration activities imposed to the research communities who are engaging in supporting online scholarly collaboration. This lecture aims to help researchers and practitioners to understand the development of scholarly collaboration on academic social web, and to build up an active community of scholars who are interested in this topic.

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University
Author: Teresa M. Harrison,Timothy Stephen
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1996-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780791428542
ISBN 13: 0791428540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University Book Review:

This book explores the various ways in which computer networking, and more specifically the Internet, is changing the practices, the structure, and the products of academic scholarship. It considers research, teaching, and dissemination of knowledge across a range of disciplines in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences in order to identify particular uses of networking that will come to constitute the academic world of the future. The contributors consider such themes as how networking and particular software environments can be used to support inquiry within research specialties and how scholars in diverse disciplines respond to the availability of new networked channels of scholarly communication. In the context of education, they argue that networking can reconfigure the process of learning, encompassing new audiences, new relationships with teachers, and new learning skills adapted for the network environment. The products of such new configurations are also discussed. The future of electronic journal publication is considered by innovators who have designed some of the first experiments in refereed electronic journal publication. Finally, the new responsibilities and roles of the academic library and academic publishers in a networked environment are debated.

Social Media and the New Academic Environment Pedagogical Challenges

Social Media and the New Academic Environment  Pedagogical Challenges
Author: P?tru?, Bogdan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN 10: 1466628529
ISBN 13: 9781466628526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media and the New Academic Environment Pedagogical Challenges Book Review:

As web applications play a vital role in our society, social media has emerged as an important tool in the creation and exchange of user-generated content and social interaction. The benefits of these services have entered in the educational areas to become new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate, and teach. Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media and its challenges in the educational context. This book is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education, as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science, information and communication sciences, and much more.

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy
Author: Tibor Koltay,Sonja Spiranec,Laszlo Z Karvalics
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 0081000898
ISBN 13: 9780081000892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy Book Review:

Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy examines possible congruencies between information literacy and Research 2.0, because the work of today’s researcher mobilizes a number of literacies. From among the various types of relevant literacies, at least three types of literacies can be mentioned in this relation: information literacy, scientific literacy and academic literacy. This book addresses these literacies in the light of the changing research landscape. Broad contexts of the researcher’s abilities, as adaptive and innovative thinking, problem solving skills, self-management and design mindset are also examined. Computational thinking and the computational paradigm in a number of fields of research are taken into consideration, as well. Researchers differ to non-researchers when populating social media, which means that these two different groups require different literacies. The relationship between information literacy and information is approached in a new way. Among the multitude of issues, we introduce a new interface between information literacy and Research 2.0. It encompasses the issues of research data management and data literacy, which represent also a challenge both for the academic library and for the communities of researchers. Similarly, the questions of new metrics of scientific output are addressed in the book. Summarizes the most important and up-to date approaches towards Research 2.0, including researchers’ skills and abilities, the data-intensive paradigm of scientific research, open science, not forgetting about factors that inhibit a wider uptake of Research 2.0 Discusses the nature of information literacy in the light of its definitions, declarations and related frameworks and by outlining the new literacies context, reading and writing, the cultural context, and the turns of library and information science Numerous literacies, other than information literacy, its relationship to information overload and personal information management are also subject of the book Theoretical and practical perspectives are given to enable the understanding of the transformations of information literacy and its relationship to Research 2.0

Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age

Trends  Discovery  and People in the Digital Age
Author: Wendy Evans,David Baker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 1780633890
ISBN 13: 9781780633893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age Book Review:

Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. This book emphasises important contemporary topics and future developments from a global perspective. Dynamic contents by leaders in the field respond to what is happening in the field of digital information literacy, and anticipate future developments. Topics include: the future of digital information provision; Enquire; cloud computing; building an information landscape; e-books and journals in a changing digital landscape; discovering resources; citizens and digital information; data-management; community usage patterns of scientific information; software citations; the future of data curation; JISC; Skills Portal; the future information professional; university library and information services; academic libraries and their future; and impediments to new library futures. Covers major aspects of contemporary digital information provision Provides practical advice Structured so that each chapter stands alone while contributing to a coherent overall text

The Network Reshapes the Library

The Network Reshapes the Library
Author: Lorcan Dempsey
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN 10: 0838919987
ISBN 13: 9780838919989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Network Reshapes the Library Book Review:

Since he began posting in 2003, Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management systems.

Adaptive Learning Environments

Adaptive Learning Environments
Author: Marlene Jones,Philip H. Winne
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642775128
ISBN 13: 9783642775123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Learning Environments Book Review:

Adaptive Learning Environments (ALEs) can be viewed as the intersection of two traditionally distinct areas of research: instructional science and computer science. They encompass intelligent tutoring systems, interactive learning environments, and situated learning environments. There is increasing interest in effective instructional systems from education, industry, military and government sectors. Given recent advances in hardware architecture and reduction of hardware costs, the time is right to define the next steps in research and development of ALEs. This book is an outgrowth of the presentations and discussions that took place at the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at the University of Calgary in July 1990. It contains chapters from both researchers in instructional science and researchers in computer science on the following topics: - Systems and architectures for instruction - Representing curriculum and designing instructional tasks - Environments to support learning - Diagnosing students' learning and adjusting plans for instruction - Models of students' metacognition, motivation and learning strategies - Student-system interactions. The book containsintroductions/critiques of each pair of chapters, and a final chapter discusses the synthesis of instructional science and computer science.

Information Literacy Beyond Library 2 0

Information Literacy Beyond Library 2 0
Author: Peter Godwin,Jo Parker
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-03-23
ISBN 10: 1856047628
ISBN 13: 9781856047623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Beyond Library 2 0 Book Review:

This book offers practical strategies for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users. This new book picks up where the best-selling Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 left off. In the last three years the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. This new book asks where we are now, what is the same and what has changed, and, most crucially, how do we as information professionals respond to the new information literacy and become a central part of the revolution itself? The book is divided into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy and offer innovative ideas to put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users. Some of the key topics covered are: • the evolution of ‘online’ into the social web as mainstream • the use of social media tools in information literacy • the impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery • shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy. Readership: This is essential reading for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users. It will also be of great interest to students of library and information studies particularly for modules relating to literacy, information behaviour and digital technologies.