The Evaluation of Worldwide Digital Reference Services in Libraries

The Evaluation of Worldwide Digital Reference Services in Libraries
Author: Jia Liu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-06-30
ISBN 10: 178063112X
ISBN 13: 9781780631127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evaluation of Worldwide Digital Reference Services in Libraries Book Review:

This book outlines and evaluates the digital reference services in libraries worldwide. The work is based on an international collaborative project between two groups from German and Chinese institutions, during which digital reference services provided by nearly 200 libraries all over the world were evaluated. The book also examines the reasons for the resulting differences; it also contains more generic proposals and perspectives on digital reference services. An international, evaluative approach is taken Includes unique information - which has never before being gathered and evaluated Includes a brief introduction to the basic knowledge and development in the field of digital reference service in the library

Digital Libraries Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access

Digital Libraries  Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access
Author: Tengku Mohd. T. Sembok,Halimah Badioze Zaman,Hsinchun Chen,Shalini Urs,Sung Hyon Myaeng
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN 10: 3540245944
ISBN 13: 9783540245940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2003. The 68 revised full papers presented together with 15 poster abstracts and 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information retrieval techniques, multimedia digital libraries, data mining and digital libraries, machine architecture and organization, human resources and training, human-computer interaction, digital library infrastructure, building and using digital libraries, knowledge management, intellectual property rights and copyright, e-learning and mobile learning, data storage and retrieval, digital library services, content development, information retrieval and Asian languages, and metadata.

Introduction to Digital Libraries

Introduction to Digital Libraries
Author: Gobinda G. Chowdhury,Sudatta Chowdhury
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1856044653
ISBN 13: 9781856044653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Digital Libraries Book Review:

"This books presents a holistic view of the new digital library scene ... it is an essential guide to good digital practice and techniques" - back cover.

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact
Author: Theng, Yin-Leng,Foo, Schubert,Goh, Dion,Na, Jin-Cheon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN 10: 1599048809
ISBN 13: 9781599048802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact Book Review:

"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.

Digital reference services in academic libraries

Digital reference services in academic libraries
Author: Wan Ab Kadir Wan Dollah
Publsiher: The University of Malaya Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9831009797
ISBN 13: 9789831009796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital reference services in academic libraries Book Review:

Digital Reference Services in Academic Libraries presents the background of DRS, evolution of DRS, the concept of DRS, emerging models of DRS, benefits and limitation of DRS, personalized services, trends and challenges, technological developments, evaluation and guidelines, effectiveness and DRS in academic libraries. The case study examined the existing status of digital reference services (DRS) in four selected public academic libraries in Malaysia. Focused is given on the awareness, usage, users’ perception, users’ satisfaction, library’s performance, and looked at the perceived needs, issues and problems faced by librarians and students. The study is important to determine how academic librarians are exploiting the latest information and communication technologies to improve reference service operations. Recommendations are made on the need for the implementation of synchronous DRS, enhancing the role of DRS, marketing and promotion, staff training, user education programmes and cooperation. The main contribution of this book is the assessment of effectiveness of DRS in academic libraries in Malaysia, the identification of perceived needs, issues and problems and suggestions on the areas of improvement in the use of DRS. In the process, a conceptual model for the effectiveness of the implementation of DRS in academic libraries in Malaysia is presented. The author also proposes directions for future research in the area of DRS.

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century
Author: David A. Tyckoson,John G. Dove
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1557536988
ISBN 13: 9781557536983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century Book Review:

Libraries today provide a wider variety of services, collections, and tools than at any time in the past. This book explores how reference librarianship is changing to continue to help users find information they need in this shifting environment.

Digitisation Perspectives

Digitisation Perspectives
Author: R. Rikowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011-07-22
ISBN 10: 9460912990
ISBN 13: 9789460912993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitisation Perspectives Book Review:

This book examines various views and perspectives on digitisation. Topics covered include electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation in Africa, citation indexing, reference services, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, and poses some interesting questions for possible futures. The book will be of particular interest to information professionals, educators, librarians, academics and I.T. and knowledge experts.

Digital Reference Services in Academic Libraries

Digital Reference Services in Academic Libraries
Author: Ab. Kadir Wan Dollah (Wan.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210024124487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies

Recent Developments in the Design  Construction  and Evaluation of Digital Libraries  Case Studies
Author: Cool, Colleen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN 10: 1466629924
ISBN 13: 9781466629929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies Book Review:

It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought with it a unique set of challenges and issues for scholars and librarians to handle. Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries not only addresses the challenges with digital libraries, but it also describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments. This cutting-edge resource compiles research from a wide array of specialists into a unified and comprehensive manner. Librarians, researchers, scholars, and professionals in this field will find the reference source beneficial in order to deepen their understanding of this continually growing field.

E Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries Issues and Concepts

E Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries  Issues and Concepts
Author: Polanka, Sue
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN 10: 1613503091
ISBN 13: 9781613503096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries Issues and Concepts Book Review:

Examines the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, public, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community.

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries
Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1136802487
ISBN 13: 9781136802485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries Book Review:

An introductory text on various aspects of reference services—that requires your students to think! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a valuable teaching resource that helps college teachers to move beyond traditional passive learning to more effective active learning. Each chapter’s interest-sparking activities and questions challenge students to dynamically search out solutions to specific problems. The text takes a broad, informative—and at times amusing—look at the foundations of reference services, using the uniquely creative activities and questions to make difficult topics such as virtual reference services, relational reference, academic portfolios, and reference cost calculators easy to learn. The book is thoroughly referenced, and many chapters include charts and special activities to help spark student engagement in the learning process. Over thirty tables and figures make complex information easy to access and understand. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries includes discussions on: virtual information literacy tutorials the minimal and maximal models of reference functions—and the smooth transition to the triage model marketing strategies to attract male faculty the reference desk as impediment to accessibility relational reference virtual reference—including instant messaging and software issues guidance, assistance, and instruction of students reference assistance, outreach, and instructions maintaining high quality service—while maximizing the time of reference librarians collection development policies evaluating reference costs diversity librarians ranking on level with faculty positions the importance—and development—of teaching portfolios unusual library patrons and more! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a stimulating teaching resource that is perfect for library school students, entry-level academic librarians, library support staff, mid-career librarians new to academic libraries, and library school faculty.

The Virtual Reference Librarian s Handbook

The Virtual Reference Librarian s Handbook
Author: Anne Grodzins Lipow
Publsiher: Neal Schuman Pub
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056802245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virtual Reference Librarian s Handbook Book Review:

Discusses the modernization of library services, detailing new technologies for reference interviews, policies, and needs assessments.

Evaluating Reference Services

Evaluating Reference Services
Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2000-08
ISBN 10: 9780838907870
ISBN 13: 0838907873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Reference Services Book Review:

With this handy new guidebook, reference luminary Jo Bell Whitlatch outlines practical methods for evaluating and delivering excellent reference service to the technology-savvy library user of today.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066180434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Virtual Reference Service

Virtual Reference Service
Author: R. David Lankes,Scott Nicholson,Philip Nast,Marie L. Radford,Lynn Westbrook,Joanne Silverstein
Publsiher: Neal Schuman Pub
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015074226419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Reference Service Book Review:

Provides information about electronic reference services, presenting an overview of seven conferences about the topic and examining problems and solutions.

Digital Dilemmas and Solutions

Digital Dilemmas and Solutions
Author: Peter Limb
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2004-03-13
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060112557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Dilemmas and Solutions Book Review:

Librarians and information professionals face many challenges due to recent trends in technology, publishing, and education. The tremendous impact of a globalizing information economy has forced many libraries to re-evaluate everyday library operations, and adjust their strategic directions so as to remain relevant. Drawing on the author's international and practical experiences, this book brings together the current issues and dilemmas facing libraries and clearly shows how to surmount them, while providing a best-practice guide to solutions based on the most up-to-date theories.

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic
Author: Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 1522521208
ISBN 13: 9781522521204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic Book Review:

The development of online digital libraries has enhanced the availability of printed materials. By implementing these systems, this ensures the access of material to universities, students, and bibliophiles. Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic is a pivotal reference source for the latest techniques and initiatives needed to transition libraries into the digital age. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as electronic resource management, library management software, and semantic web, this publication is an ideal resource for faculty members, research scholars, students, information specialists, and librarians in universities and in academic, public, and special libraries.

Libraries for Users

Libraries for Users
Author: Luisa Alvite,Leticia Barrionuevo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2010-12-10
ISBN 10: 1780630514
ISBN 13: 9781780630519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries for Users Book Review:

This book reviews the quality and evolution of academic library services. It revises service trends offered by academic libraries and the challenge of enhancing traditional ones such as: catalogues, repositories and digital collections, learning resources centres, virtual reference services, information literacy and 2.0 tools. Studies the role of the university library in the new educational environment of higher education Rethinks libraries in academic context Redefines roles for academic libraries

Library Information Update

Library   Information Update
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079655125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Providing Reference Services for Archives Manuscripts

Providing Reference Services for Archives   Manuscripts
Author: Mary Jo Pugh
Publsiher: Society of Amer Archivists
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015071452141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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