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

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

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: 1928374650XXX
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.

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: 135
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"--

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

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.

The End of Wisdom

The End of Wisdom
Author: Wendy Evans,David Baker
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 0081001770
ISBN 13: 9780081001776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Wisdom Book Review:

The End of Wisdom? The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age assembles opinion pieces, forecasts, strategy options, and case studies from leading worldwide politicians, academics, educators, authors, publishers, captains of industry, senior public sector workers, library directors, IT gurus and other key players in the field of information provision who discuss their views on the hypothesis surrounding the "end of libraries" and the "death of books." The contributions – ranging in length from 500 to 2000 words are analyzed and summarized to create a rich picture of current trends and likely futures for libraries of all types, with digital options discussed in detail. Focuses on the key issue facing library and information services for the foreseeable future Takes a much broader view by asking a wide range of key people and representative stakeholders and user groups for their view of the future of libraries of all kinds Presents a comprehensive analysis of likely directions and options for libraries, library managers, and users Includes a route map for the future Builds on the successful approaches adopted in A Handbook of Digital Library Economics and Libraries and Society

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.

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

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.

Managing Change in Academic Libraries

Managing Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Joseph Branin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1135838798
ISBN 13: 9781135838799
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.

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.

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development
Author: Tella, Adeyinka
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN 10: 1466674164
ISBN 13: 9781466674165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development Book Review:

As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media. Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development.

Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries

Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries
Author: Petra Düren
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 1780633394
ISBN 13: 9781780633398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries Book Review:

In a time when libraries have to face constant change, this book provides examples and advises on how to lead when change is needed (for example, when quality management is implemented or when libraries have to merge or to relocate). Engaging with how constant change affects leadership in libraries and how leaders in libraries act in times of change, this book is aimed at practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) alike, and is based on both theory and expert interviews from leaders in academic and public libraries that are in the midst, or are now coming out of a process of change. Provides practical solutions for real change situations and problems in libraries Includes expert interviews Written by a professor with nine years experience as a member the management team for the German National Library of Science and Technology

Managing eBook Metadata in Academic Libraries

Managing eBook Metadata in Academic Libraries
Author: Donna E Frederick
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN 10: 0081002157
ISBN 13: 9780081002155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing eBook Metadata in Academic Libraries Book Review:

Managing ebook Metadata in Academic Libraries: Taming the Tiger tackles the topic of ebooks in academic libraries, a trend that has been welcomed by students, faculty, researchers, and library staff. However, at the same time, the reality of acquiring ebooks, making them discoverable, and managing them presents library staff with many new challenges. Traditional methods of cataloging and managing library resources are no longer relevant where the purchasing of ebooks in packages and demand driven acquisitions are the predominant models for acquiring new content. Most academic libraries have a complex metadata environment wherein multiple systems draw upon the same metadata for different purposes. This complexity makes the need for standards-based interoperable metadata more important than ever. In addition to complexity, the nature of the metadata environment itself typically varies slightly from library to library making it difficult to recommend a single set of practices and procedures which would be relevant to, and effective in, all academic libraries. Considering all of these factors together, it is not surprising when academic libraries find it difficult to create and manage the metadata for their ebook collections. This book is written as a guide for metadata librarians, other technical services librarians, and ancillary library staff who manage ebook collections to help them understand the requirements for ebook metadata in their specific library context, to create a vision for ebook metadata management, and to develop a plan which addresses the relevant issues in metadata management at all stages of the lifecycle of ebooks in academic libraries from selection, to deselection or preservation. Explores the reasons behind creating records for our resources and challenges libraries to think about what that means for their context Discusses the complex nature of academic libraries and the electronic resources they require Encourages librarians to find their own way to manage metadata

The Changing Academic Library

The Changing Academic Library
Author: John Budd
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780838983188
ISBN 13: 0838983189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Academic Library Book Review:

"The Changing Academic Library is a revision of Budd's The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation. This book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. It presents a critical examination of major issues facing colleges and universities and the unique challenges that their libraries must come to grips with. Current practice is reviewed, but it is examined in the broader context of educational needs, scholarly communication, politics and economics, technology, and the nature of complex organizations."--Publisher's description.

Informing Innovation

Informing Innovation
Author: Char Booth
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0838985262
ISBN 13: 9780838985267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informing Innovation Book Review:

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries
Author: Thanuskodi, S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN 10: 1466640715
ISBN 13: 9781466640719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries Book Review:

Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

Fool s Gold

Fool  s Gold
Author: Mark Y. Herring
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2009-08-12
ISBN 10: 9780786453931
ISBN 13: 0786453931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fool s Gold Book Review:

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library’s staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM’s were all once predicted as the contemporary library’s heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections Tools for Library Users and Managers

Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections  Tools for Library Users and Managers
Author: Fulkerson, Diane M.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-03-31
ISBN 10: 146660235X
ISBN 13: 9781466602359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections Tools for Library Users and Managers Book Review:

"This book is crucial to understanding changes and the new expectations that library users have in the 21st century, including identifying, implementing and updating new technologies, understanding copyright and fair use laws, creating metadata for access to digital collections, and meeting user needs"--Provided by publisher.