Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge

Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge
Author: Jesús Lau,Anna Maria Tammaro,Theo J. D. Bothma
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN: 3110263122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge Book Excerpt:

This book is a must for librarians with international interest in access to knowledge. It includes a collection of 15 chapters written by authors from all over the world and covers different approaches to the vital role of libraries driving access to knowledge. There are chapters that offer solutions and ideas to enable libraries to become the knowledge engine in society. Other chapters discuss the conceptual part of the subject and related services. The book was compiled as part of the presidential theme of Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011, with the aim of offering the reader a good portrait of the opportunities and challenges that libraries have in driving access to knowledge.

Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries

Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries
Author: Tella, Adeyinka,Kwanya, Tom
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2017-08-16
ISBN: 1522530940
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

Taking into consideration the variety of information being created, produced, and published, the acquisition and archiving of e-resources by digital libraries is rapidly increasing. As such, managing the rights to these resources is imperative. The Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on strategies in which digital libraries engage in the management of increasing digital intellectual property to protect both the users and the creators of the resources. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as copyright management, open access, and software programs, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking material on property rights and e-resources.

Digital Library Futures User Perspectives and Institutional Strategies

Digital Library Futures  User Perspectives and Institutional Strategies
Author: Ingeborg Verheul,Anna Maria Tammaro,Steve W. Witt
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2010
ISBN: 3110232189
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Library Futures User Perspectives and Institutional Strategies Book Excerpt:

Initiatives at a cross-cultural level, where libraries, museums and archives work together in creating digital libraries, and making their cultural heritage collections available online, are emerging. Leading academic researchers from the cultural heritage and the publishers sectors approach this issue: Digital library user experience: a focus on current user research; Digital library content: what users want and how they use it; Strategies for institutions: how cultural institutions and publishers respond to the digital challenge.

Research Anthology on Collaboration Digital Services and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries

Research Anthology on Collaboration  Digital Services  and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 1799881059
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Collaboration Digital Services and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries Book Excerpt:

Faced with increased budget cuts, libraries must continue to advance their services through new technologies and practices in order to keep pace with the rapid changes society is currently facing. The once traditional in-person services offered can no longer be the only option, and to keep themselves afloat, libraries must offer more in terms of digital services. The convenience of offering mobile and digital services brings a new wave of accessibility to libraries and a new question on just how much libraries will need to change to meet the newfound needs of its patrons. Beyond offering these digital services, libraries are incorporating other types of technology in multifaceted ways such as utilizing artificial intelligence practices, social media, and big data management. Moreover, libraries are increasingly looking for ways to partner and collaborate with the community, faculty, students, and other libraries in order to keep abreast of the best practices and needs of their users. The Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries explores emerging strategies and technologies that are redefining the role of the library within communities and academia. This reference book covers extensive ground on all the ways libraries have shifted to manage their resources, digitalize their services, and market themselves within the new technological revolution. These continued shifts for libraries come with benefits, challenges, and future projections that are critical for discussion as libraries continue to strive to remain updated and relevant in times of change. This book is ideal for librarians, archivists, collection managers, IT specialists, electronic resource librarians, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries and how they are transforming to fit modern needs.

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship
Author: Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN: 1839094842
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Librarianship Book Excerpt:

This book offers a timely mix of thought-provoking chapters bringing together national and global studies on critical librarianship, and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism.

Information Literacy Education and the Role of Libraries

Information Literacy Education and the Role of Libraries
Author: Rosemary Shafack
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1637145667
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Education and the Role of Libraries Book Excerpt:

This book is a great attempt in blending the critical components of information literacy, making it a “one stop shop,” in a way that it can enable a reader to quickly relate these components and gain a clear picture of how valuable information literacy can contribute to skills acquisition for lifelong learning. The content of the book is organized under nine main chapters, each unique and carrying a specific component of information literacy education. They provide the reader with over 90% of what one would expect to gain as knowledge when it comes to information literacy in keeping with information needs, information seeking behavior, information sourcing and the ethical use of information. The use of information, which is considered a key input in the creation and maturation of knowledge, must go along with information literacy skills. The author has tried to anticipate readers’ questions and provided possible explanations in the hope that the reader will forgive any queries that are not satisfactorily explained and find something of interest in the book. It This book will be of value to Library, Archival and Information science students as well as researchers who concerned with the ethical use of information.

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Digital Libraries and Information Access
Author: G. G. Chowdhury,Schubert Foo
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-21
ISBN: 1856048217
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries and Information Access Book Excerpt:

An authoritative and truly global exploration of current research in digital libraries. Internationally-renowned academics discuss what has been achieved with digital libraries and what we can expect in the future through the prism of research. The increasing number of digital libraries in all sectors and the pressure of ever demanding and diverse user needs has encouraged development of user-centred interfaces, intelligent search and retrieval capabilities, effective metadata description and contents organization. In addition to the two editors who are renowned for their works in digital library research, this collection brings together established international names in the field to analyse these developments in relation to users and information access and the future trends and challenges that practitioners will face. Readership: LIS students, academics and researchers interested in digital libraries and access and those developing, managing or just starting out with digital libraries

Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education

Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education
Author: Railean, Elena
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 866
Release: 2015-11-09
ISBN: 1466696354
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education Book Excerpt:

The field of education is in constant flux as new theories and practices emerge to engage students and improve the learning experience. Research advances help to make these improvements happen and are essential to the continued improvement of education. The Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education provides international perspectives from education professors and researchers, cyberneticists, psychologists, and instructional designers on the processes and mechanisms of the global learning environment. Highlighting a compendium of trends, strategies, methodologies, technologies, and models of applied learning theory and design, this publication is well-suited to meet the research and practical needs of academics, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as well as curriculum and instructional design professionals.

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research
Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN: 1799814726
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research Book Excerpt:

In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable issues and concerns that affect the advancement of knowledge within information science. Building on previous literature and exploring these new research techniques are necessary to understand the future of information and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research is a collection of innovative research on the methods and application of study methods within library and information science. While highlighting topics including data management, philosophical foundations, and quantitative methodology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, policymakers, advanced-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on transformative methods of research within information science.

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library
Author: Judith Mavodza
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-03-07
ISBN: 3110740214
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library Book Excerpt:

This book is unique in concisely addressing the impact of new and enhanced approaches to library service, encompassing topics such as Information Literacy skills acquisition, inclusive of non-Western environments, artificial intelligence in academic libraries, research data management, and confronting the concept of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) as mentioned by the Research Planning and Review Committee of ACRL (2020).

Libraries and Society

Libraries and Society
Author: Wendy Evans,David Baker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 1780632630
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries and Society Book Excerpt:

This book reviews both the historical and future roles that public, private, academic and special libraries have in supporting and shaping society at local, regional, national and international levels. Globalisation, economic turmoil, political and ethnic tensions, rapid technology development, global warming and other key environmental factors are all combining in myriad and complex ways to affect everyone, both individually and collectively. Fundamental questions are being asked about the future of society and the bedrock organisations that underpin it. Libraries and Society considers the key aspects of library provision and the major challenges that libraries – however defined, managed, developed and provided – now face, and will continue to face in the future. It also focuses on the emerging chapter in cultural, economic and social history and the library’s role in serving diverse communities within this new era. Looks at all types of library in a period of major and discontinuous change, tackling the fundamental questions of the future of libraries in the context of major societal, political and environmental issues Poses important questions for the profession and policy development Fills a major gap in literature (recent discourse and debate on the future of democracy, for example, the library is rarely included)

International and Comparative Librarianship

International and Comparative Librarianship
Author: Peter Johan Lor
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 949
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN: 3110267993
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International and Comparative Librarianship Book Excerpt:

Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS. See a short interview with Peter Lor on his work https://www.ifla.org/node/92590

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 1

Libraries in the early 21st century  volume 1
Author: Ravindra N. Sharma,IFLA Headquarters
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 3110270633
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 1 Book Excerpt:

This unique volume gives a truly international overview over the modern history and development of libraries and library technology in selected countries of the world. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of library work on all continents, covering examples of both the developed and the developing world. A further volume with further national profiles is planned for 2012. This multivolume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level. Many of the contributors are well-known authors; closely involved in the work of IFLA or their own national library associations.

Positioning the Academic Library within the University

Positioning the Academic Library within the University
Author: Leo Appleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 1000352145
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book Excerpt:

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

The End of Wisdom

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

The End of Wisdom Book Excerpt:

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

Empowering People Collaboration between Finnish and Namibian University Libraries

Empowering People Collaboration between Finnish and Namibian University Libraries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: University of Tampere
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9514489780
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empowering People Collaboration between Finnish and Namibian University Libraries Book Excerpt:

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World
Author: Graham Walton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 1317004302
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World Book Excerpt:

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.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship
Author: Ekoja, Innocent Isa,Ogbomo, Esoswo Francisca,Okuonghae, Omorodion
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2022-01-07
ISBN: 1799890961
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship Book Excerpt:

A fundamental dynamism of the library is its continuous adoption of trending technologies and innovations for enhanced service delivery. To meet the needs of library users in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era characterized by digital revolution, knowledge economy, globalization, and information explosion, libraries have embraced innovations and novel technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, social mediation tools, and the internet of things (IoT). The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship documents current research findings and theoretical studies focused on innovations and technologies used in contemporary libraries. This book provides relevant models, theoretical frameworks, the latest empirical research findings, and sound theoretical research regarding the use of novel technologies in libraries. Covering topics such as digital competitive advantage, smart governance, and social media, this book is an excellent resource for librarians, archivists, library associations and committees, researchers, academicians, students, faculty of higher education, computer scientists, programmers, and professionals.

IJER Vol 25 N1

IJER Vol 25 N1
Author: International Journal of Educational Reform
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1475824718
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IJER Vol 25 N1 Book Excerpt:

The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research. IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators with decision-making roles and policymakers at all levels turn since it provides a broad-based conversation between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world. Readers can call on IJER to learn from an international group of reform implementers by discovering what they can do that has actually worked. IJER can also help readers to understand the pitfalls of current reforms in order to avoid making similar mistakes. Finally, it is the mission of IJER to help readers to learn about key issues in school reform from movers and shakers who help to study and shape the power base directing educational reform in the U.S. and the world.

Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 1780634293
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Information Literacy Book Excerpt:

What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the ‘objectification’ of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of ‘community informatics’ Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located