Technology Change and the Academic Library

Technology  Change and the Academic Library
Author: Jeremy Atkinson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 0128232285
ISBN 13: 9780128232286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Change and the Academic Library Book Review:

Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how managers can apply lessons from real cases worldwide

Technology Change and the Academic Library

Technology  Change and the Academic Library
Author: Jeremy Atkinson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 0128228075
ISBN 13: 9780128228074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Change and the Academic Library Book Review:

Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how managers can apply lessons from real cases worldwide

Impact of Digital Technology on Library Collections and Resource Sharing

Impact of Digital Technology on Library Collections and Resource Sharing
Author: Sul H. Lee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 1317956060
ISBN 13: 9781317956068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact of Digital Technology on Library Collections and Resource Sharing Book Review:

How are your library and its patrons adjusting to the challenges of the digital age? This essential book examines how digital formats are changing libraries today, from the perspectives of librarians, vendors, and library users. Editor Sul Lee is an internationally recognized leader in library administration and management. The expansion of digital collections has been one of the foremost issues in the library field since the early 1990s, and this book addresses important questions about the impact of the digital age. Questions like: How will scholars and students react to digital formats? How will electronic resources change collection development? Will libraries stop buying print materials in favor of digital resources? Will libraries convert to only digital products or will they have to buy both electronic and print formats? Will academic libraries retain their central role in the university? With chapters from leading academic deans and directors, directors of national organizations of library professionals, and book/serials vendors including Philip Blackwell, CEO of Blackwell Limited, this book explores: digital resources and technology digital books--and what they mean to libraries legislation on copyrights and intellectual property rights in the digital age electronic cooperation between libraries how digital technology can facilitate on-campus research partnerships the extent to which academic libraries are embracing electronic publications

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age
Author: LiLi Li
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN 10: 178063000X
ISBN 13: 9781780630007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age Book Review:

This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age. It provides academic executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, LIS students, managers, trainers and other professionals with the latest information for developing trends of emerging technologies applied to student-centred and service-oriented academic learning environments. This book explores various fields where key emerging technologies may have great implications on academic library information technologies, academic library management, academic library information services, and academic library internal operations. Reflects most recent emerging technologies which might impact on library administrations, resources, services and instructions Draws a clear roadmap how and where to monitor emerging technologies which began to emerge under academic library environments Provides practical and realistic suggestions and solutions how to utilize emerging technologies in academic learning environments

Restructuring Academic Libraries

Restructuring Academic Libraries
Author: Marie Radford,Association of College and Research Libraries
Publsiher: Amer Library Assn
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039905453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restructuring Academic Libraries Book Review:

Restructuring Academic Libraries: Organizational Development in the Wake of Technological Change is a collection of nineteen essays and case studies about the challenges libraries face today. It assesses a broad range of opportunities and achievements.

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

Managing Change in Academic Libraries

Managing Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Joseph J. Branin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1560248106
ISBN 13: 9781560248101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Change in Academic Libraries Book Review:

Managing Change in Academic Libraries helps academic librarians plan, implement, and manage changes to the fundamental structure of their organizations. It shows readers that in academic libraries the two driving forces behind most change are economics and technology. Declines in funding for education and in the purchasing power of libraries have made it impossible to maintain the status quo, let alone realize growth, in traditional information services and collection development. Add to this downward trend in library economics, the explosion of new information technology and its potential for radically altering communications and knowledge management, and one has the ingredients for some amazing changes in libraries. To help manage these many changes, chapters in Managing Change in Academic Libraries approach change with a mixture of radical and rational ideas. Readers learn academic librarians’views on dealing with change as they read about: an environmental scan which identifies both internal and external forces that are increasing the amount and scope of change in academic libraries technological change and its impact in academic libraries the academic library director's role as an agent of change how two large library systems managed to change in some very fundamental ways when faced with serious economic and political challenges difficult personnel issues faced by academic libraries as they move into new organizational structures and adopt new management styles the future of traditional reference services in light of rapid developments in computing and networking how to change bibliographic control to better serve the changing expectations and needs of user communities conducting a restructuring study and recommendations for organizational change in a large research library system Each chapter shows academic librarians how they can respond imaginatively and nimbly to economic, political, and technological change that envelopes their professional work life. Academic librarians will refer to Managing Change in Academic Libraries again and again as a survival tool as they meet with challenging and unpredictable changes.

Modern Technologies for Reshaping Libraries in the Digital Era

Modern Technologies for Reshaping Libraries in the Digital Era
Author: Sivasankar Prasad
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN 10: 3668479151
ISBN 13: 9783668479159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Technologies for Reshaping Libraries in the Digital Era Book Review:

Anthology from the year 2017 in the subject Library Science, Information- / Documentation Science, University of Delhi, language: English, abstract: There are a variety of challenges facing the LIS profession, owing to the rapidly changing technologies and environment in which it exists. Recent developments in ICT, the web and social media, have led to the creation of digital resources and its access through online as well as remote login. Librarians need to be ‘tech savvy professionals' who can take all their professional skills and experience, and adapt them in order to align library services with the changing demands of the library user community. Written by practicing library professionals and librarians, this book focused primarily on topics related to new technologies, featuring a range of significant issues in current library and information science. Some of the topics included are digital consortia, information literacy, e-books, Web 2.0, RFID, plagiarism, mobile technologies, the Consortium for Educational Communication, E-Learning, Cloud Computing and Green Libraries.

Examining the Impact of Industry 4 0 on Libraries

Examining the Impact of Industry 4 0 on Libraries
Author: Josiline Phiri Chigwada,Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781799842255
ISBN 13: 1799842258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examining the Impact of Industry 4 0 on Libraries Book Review:

"This book provides comprehensive research on how libraries can redesign their spaces and roles and remake, repackage, and provide information products and services to suit the student, staff, and society during the Fourth Industrial Revolution and examines the impact of these on libraries"--

Leading Change in Academic Libraries

Leading Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Catherine Cardwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780838947692
ISBN 13: 0838947697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Change in Academic Libraries Book Review:

"Institutions of higher education and academic libraries are not the traditional organizations they once were. They are subject to a variety of forces, including shifting and changing populations, technological changes, public demands for affordability and accountability, and changing approaches to research and learning. Academic libraries can no longer establish their excellence and ground their missions, visions, and strategic directions using the old means and methods. Leading Change in Academic Libraries is a collection of 20 change stories authored by academic librarians from different types of four-year institutions. Librarians tell the story firsthand of how they managed major change in processes, functions, services, programs, or overall organizations using John Kotter's Eight-Stage Process of Creating Major Change as a framework for examining change at their institutions, measuring their successes and areas for improvement, and determining progress. In five sections--strategic planning, reorganization, culture change, new roles, and technological change--chapters discuss tackling common challenges such as fear, anxiety, change fatigue, complacency, unexpected changes of leadership, vacancies, and resistance; look at the results of their tactics; and provide effective practices they found. Each section ends with a thorough analysis of the stories within and the most effective tips for leading that kind of change. Leading Change in Academic Libraries can help you establish flexible, nimble, and collaborative decision-making processes, and facilitate the transition from legacy collections-based libraries to forward-looking service-based libraries"--from the ALA website.

Adoption of Mobile Technology to Enhance Academic Library Services

Adoption of Mobile Technology to Enhance Academic Library Services
Author: Lindiwe Eunice Mtshali
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:817831412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adoption of Mobile Technology to Enhance Academic Library Services Book Review:

The services of many academic libraries have remained stagnant for many years. They have not been responding to rapid technology change. As a result, some of these libraries have become reactive in the services that they provide to their users. The reactive approach has impact on the activities and processes of the consumers. The impacts are associated to the overall performance of the institution. These challenges have triggered innovation for change in some institutions of higher learning in many countries including South Africa. The technological solutions include the adoption of Mobile Technology to improve and enhance library's services. The study investigated how Mobile Technology could be adopted to enhance the services of academic library, this include investigation on the factors which influence and impact technology adoption. Factors influencing the adoption of Mobile Technology were identified from the findings, and a Framework was developed. The primary aim of the Framework is to guide adoption and use of Mobile Technology for an improved and enhanced service which are provided by library.

Collaboration and the Academic Library

Collaboration and the Academic Library
Author: Jeremy Atkinson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 0081022883
ISBN 13: 9780081022887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaboration and the Academic Library Book Review:

Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

Library Management in the Information Technology Environment

Library Management in the Information Technology Environment
Author: Brice G. Hobrock
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9781560242307
ISBN 13: 1560242302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Management in the Information Technology Environment Book Review:

Provides library managers with the essential information they need to adapt to a whole new set of management issues in the technologically advanced environment.

Mobile Devices and the Library

Mobile Devices and the Library
Author: Joe Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 1317995244
ISBN 13: 9781317995241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Devices and the Library Book Review:

Mobile devices are the 'it' technology, and everyone wants to know how to apply them to their environments. This book brings together the best examples and insights for implementing mobile technology in libraries. Chapters cover a wide variety of the most important tools and procedures from developing applications to marketing and augmented reality. Readers of this volume will get complete and timely knowledge of library applications for handheld devices. The Handheld Librarian conferences have been a centrepiece of learning about how to apply mobile technologies to library services and collections as well as a forum for sharing examples and lessons learned. The conferences have brought our profession forward into the trend and kept us up to date with ongoing advances. This volume brings together the best from that rich story and presents librarians with the basic information they need to successfully make the case for and implement programs leveraging mobile devices in their libraries. Authors of the diverse practical and well researched pieces originate in all types of libraries and segments of the profession. This wide representation ensures that front line librarians, library administrators, systems staff, even library professors will find this volume perfectly geared for their needs. This book was published as a special issue of The Reference Librarian.

Technological Change in Modern Surgery

Technological Change in Modern Surgery
Author: Thomas Schlich,Christopher Crenner
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1580465943
ISBN 13: 9781580465946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Change in Modern Surgery Book Review:

Examining the complex dynamics of medical treatment options and the variable character of surgical technologies, this volume broadens and transcends the notion of technological innovation.

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.

The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
Author: Megan Oakleaf
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838985688
ISBN 13: 9780838985687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value of Academic Libraries Book Review:

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Academic Library Research

Academic Library Research
Author: Marie L. Radford,Pamela Snelson
Publsiher: Association of College & Research Libraries
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079149939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Library Research Book Review:

Advances in information technology, networked systems, and especially the advent of the Web have driven a rapid and vast change in academic libraries. Almost every aspect of library work has been dramatically impacted by the Web which enabled greatly enhanced remote access to collections and services and has prompted innovations such as virtual reference, e-book and e-journal collection development, and digitized archives. Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends updates traditional topics that have undergone exceptional, and in some cases, unexpected change since 1990 as well as reaching into new areas that have developed. It combines theoretical scholarship as well as research designed to inform practice, including case studies and user surveys.

Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries

Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries
Author: Robin Canuel,Chad Crichton
Publsiher: Association of College & Research Libraries
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780838988794
ISBN 13: 0838988792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries Book Review:

The evolution of technology presents both risks and opportunities for academic librarians. In this collection of essays, the authors explore their responses as they need to adapt their spaces, collections, teaching, and services to the new possibilities. By understanding how mobile technology changes the behavior of our users, we can improve our services to better contribute to their research and learning needs.

Reimagining the Academic Library

Reimagining the Academic Library
Author: David W. Lewis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN 10: 1442263385
ISBN 13: 9781442263383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining the Academic Library Book Review:

Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment. The book will be useful not only to academic librarians, but also for librarians to share with presidents and provosts who a concise source for understanding where and how to focus their expenditures on libraries.