The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age

Author: Tom Diamond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476639987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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

Author: LiLi Li

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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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
Collection Development in the Digital Age

Author: Maggie Fieldhouse

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. The collection is divided into four sections looking at the key themes: • The conceptual framework including a review of the literature • Trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers • Trends in electronic resources including the open access movement and e-books • Making and keeping your collection effectively including engaging with the user-community and developing commercial skills. Readership: LIS students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school, public, commercial and other special libraries.
Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age

Author: Jeffrey G. Coghill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442264458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Librarianship is both an art and a science. Librarians study the science of information and how to work with clients to help them find solutions to their information needs. They also learn quickly that there is an art to working with people, to finding the answers to tough questions using the resources available and knowing which information resources to use to find the information being sought in short order. But, what technical skills do librarians need to be successful in the future? How can library managers best develop their staffs for success? Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age explores questions such as: What is the composition of a modern library collection? Will that collection look different in the future? What are the information sources and how do we manage those? What are the technical skills needed for a 21st century librarian? How will reference services change and adapt to embrace new ways to interact with library patrons or clients? What kinds of library skills are needed for the librarian of today to grow and thrive, now and into the future? How will service models change to existing clients and how will the model change going into the future of librarianship? What kinds of budgeting challenges are there for libraries and the administrators who oversee these libraries? What do the library professional organizations see as the core skills needed for new graduates and those practicing in the profession going into the future? In answering those questions, the book identifies specific digital skills needed for success, ways of developing those skills, and ways of assessing them.
Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age

Author: Bhattacharyya, Swati

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522528036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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The current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a resource, but these sessions also bring issues like the ethical use of information, copyrights, and the value of open knowledge to light. Librarians are required to help users to learn use these tools. Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age provides emerging information on data visualization tools, creating effective instructions, and instructional design in library sciences. While highlighting the challenges of effectively training new and seasoned librarians in these various aspects of data technology and teaching methods, readers will learn the importance of giving librarians the tools they need to complete their new responsibilities. This book is an important resource for entry level and seasoned librarians, researchers, and instructional design specialists seeking current research on up to date library instruction in the modern technology age.
Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age

Author: Gordon Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317955825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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While the digital revolution has touched every aspect of law librarianship, perhaps nowhere has the effect been more profound than in the area of collection development. Many of the materials law libraries traditionally collected in print form are now available in electronic format. Digital technology has affected the way we select, order, and process legal materials. The World Wide Web has created an explosion of both commercial and private online publishing. The cost of electronic publishing has caused many traditional law book publishers to sell their companies rather than invest in the needed technologies to compete in the 21st century. Small publishers and book jobbers have been forced to reinvent themselves. The amount of legal information available and its costs continue to soar. Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age deals with these and other issues related to law library collection development. Chapters range from the theoretical to the practical. Inspired by Penny Hazleton’s seminal paper “How Much of Your Print Collection is Really on Lexis or Westlaw?” the editors and chapter authors of Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age endeavor to expand on professor Hazleton’s work, with examinations of: the role of law libraries in strategic planning for distance learning Web mirror sites trust vs. antitrust issues access vs. ownership issues how law libraries deal with electronic court records, dockets, and filings the growth of e-journals as they relate to legal publishing how the Hein Greenslips and Blackwell North America’s Bookservice cover legal materials past, present, and future roles of specialized book jobbers and more! Anyone interested in law librarianship or the information industry will find this book informative and useful. Make it a part of your professional collection today.
Transformation Of Knowledge In The Digital Age Environment Through Library

Author: Dr. D. D. LAL

Publisher: OrangeBooks Publication

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

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The proposed book emphasizes importance for a library to be flexible to changing needs and to adopt new technologies rapidly. If a library of today wants to achieve success, it must offer high quality service, the best possible satisfaction of requirements, and exhibit great flexibility in its activity. In order to achieve all these goals, it is necessary to attract specialists of a library to solving common problems. Today, people get their information online — often filtered through for-profit platforms. If a book isn’t online, it’s as if it doesn’t exist. Yet much of modern knowledge still exists only on the printed page, stored in libraries. Libraries haven’t met this digital demand, stymied by costs, e-book restrictions, policy risks, and missing infrastructure. We now have the technology and legal frameworks to transform our library system. The Internet Archive, working with library partners, proposes bringing millions of books online, through purchase or digitization, starting with the books most widely held and used in libraries and classrooms. With the emergence of new technologies, the traditional library, acting as a medium for sharing information, needs an integral refinement in its processes. This transformation will bring in efficiency and minimize human error in the processes with the help of smart gates, material location finder and smart check-out booth to automate the processes of controlling access, locating items as well as the issuing/returning of materials. However, the changeover to a smart library system might face several challenges like for instance the cost of implementing numerous high-frequency RFID readers at prime locations in the library. Another crucial challenge of this system will be the limitation of the equipment to achieve a more performing system. Highly sophisticated equipment will be required which will largely affect the cost. Smart library focuses on use of technology in a library and is designed to be very collaborative learning environment, where participants are encouraged to contribute ideas and information. Smart library improves traditional and non-traditional library services, improves users' library experience and enhances opportunities for students learning. Libraries are facing increased expectations from users, and challenge of developing technologies including: Web 2.0, e-books, digitations and a problem of archiving digital content. Web-based technology provides users and information professionals with powerful and flexible tools for information dissemination.
University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

Author: Dr Graham Walton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409472001

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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This timely book addresses physical space in university libraries in the digital age. It considers the history of the use of space, integrates case studies from around the world with theoretical perspectives, explores recent developments including new build and refurbishment. With users at the forefront, chapters cover different aspects of learning and research support provision, shared services, and evaluation of space initiatives. Library staff requirements and green issues are outlined. The book also looks to the future, identifying the key strategic issues and trends that will influence and shape future library spaces. The authors are international, senior university library managers and academics who provide a range of views and approaches and experience of individual projects and initiatives.
Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Knowledge Access in Academic Libraries

Author: Masenya, Tlou Maggie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668433669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 993

An increasing number of academic libraries worldwide are adopting innovative technologies in creating, organizing, storing, managing, disseminating, preserving, and enhancing access to their vital knowledge in order to adapt to the changing library environment and to stay relevant in the digital world. This transition necessitates a need for best practices and reimagined strategies of implementing innovative technologies to ensure sustainable knowledge access and increase knowledge sharing. Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Knowledge Access in Academic Libraries aims to provide best practices, innovative strategies, theoretical frameworks, conceptual frameworks, and empirical research findings regarding the application of emerging and innovative technologies in managing, preserving, and enhancing knowledge access in academic libraries worldwide. Covering a range of topics such as artificial intelligence, knowledge organization, records management, and library services, this reference work is ideal for librarians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, academicians, instructors, and students.
The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

Author: Lesley Farmer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780631004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products? Focuses on information needs and information-seeking behaviours of academic library stakeholders (faculty, students, community) Focuses on technologies: impact on reference and information services (selection, access, interaction, instruction, administration), focusing on the human issues Emphasizes collaborative aspects of reference/info services (with faculty for program/course instruction, with computer services for digital integration, with other libraries for resource
The New Academic Librarian

Author: Rebeca Peacock

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613253

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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The new essays on today’s academic librarians examine above all their functions and responsibilities—since these have greatly changed just in recent years, especially in matters of technology. These librarians/essayists step away from yesterday’s stereotypes and explain at length their new roles. From digital resources and special collections, to web development and new outreach initiatives, the topics covered by the essays in this book will reassure new librarians and stimulate prospective librarians as they realize the enhanced and varied positions that are available in the 21st century academic library.