Managing And Adapting Library Information Services For Future Users

Author by : Osuigwe, Nkem Ekene
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Information in today’s modernized world has become much more attainable with the use of technology. A resource that has fallen victim to this are library services. What was once a staple of knowledge and communication has failed to keep pace with recent advancements in information service providers. Library practitioners need to learn how to manage change, build influence, and adapt their services to remain relevant within local communities. Libraries can continue to play a key role in future aspects of information provision, but proper research is a necessity. Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users is a collection of innovative research that encapsulates practices, concepts, ideas, and proposals that would chart pathways for libraries of all types to envision and understand how to thrive and remain relevant in the competitive information provision environment. It is expected to motivate librarians and information scientists to probe further into how libraries would better serve user communities of the 21st century who have options of accessing information from sources other than from libraries. While highlighting topics including artificial intelligence, human design thinking, and alternative finance, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information specialists, architects, data scientists, researchers, community development practitioners, policymakers, faculty members, and students seeking current research on emerging advancements in library optimization.


Research Anthology On Collaboration Digital Services And Resource Management For The Sustainability Of Libraries

Author by : Management Association, Information Resources
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : 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.


Challenges And Opportunities Of Open Educational Resources Management

Author by : Thanuskodi, S.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Education is a fundamental human right, yet much of the world's population lives with poor literacy. Due to rapidly growing technology and internet usage, open educational resources (OER) are increasingly being used to help transcend barriers to literacy while also aiding in educational attainment. With tremendous developments in ICTs, the education system of today has been enriched by various OERs. The optimal utilization of opportunities provided by the technological developments presents a profound challenge for education systems and has serious implications involving cost, access, equity, pedagogy, and quality. Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management is an essential research publication that explores access to information and societal and economic hurdles that contribute to informational inaccessibility. Highlighting topics such as e-resources, digital libraries, and information management, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, computer scientists, researchers, policymakers, and students. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.


Measuring And Implementing Altmetrics In Library And Information Science Research

Author by : Baskaran, C.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with tracking the impact and reach that their research has on the academic community. Through the implementation of altmetrics, they can now better measure the value that their research has through the analysis of citing behavior and citation-based research evaluation. Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research is a critical research book that focuses on how altmetrics can help researchers to uncover evidence of societal engagement, influence, and broader impacts that demonstrate the value of their research. It builds a more complete picture of the visibility and profile of individual researchers and observes real-time social media updates that provide insight into how faculty’s research is being shared from the moment it is published. Featuring a range of topics such as citations, big data, and social media, this book is essential for researchers, educators, librarians, professionals, academicians, administrators, and students.


Internationalization Of Library And Information Science Education In The Asia Pacific Region

Author by : Alenzuela, Reysa
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic process that seeks to align initiatives for globally-oriented and internationally-connected programs that is essential for the attainment of global competitiveness and qualification recognition. Internationalization of higher education has been in broad debate among professionals, and procedures and processes towards desired quality of library and information science (LIS) academic standards are still a continuing discussion among stakeholders. Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region is a critical scholarly resource that examines the internationalization of LIS education to promote, develop, and facilitate engagement and mobility of library professionals around the world with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. This book can open doors for greater global engagement and cooperation among LIS schools and professional governing bodies in countries that can mutually benefit and propel development to be on par with European and North American counterparts. While highlighting various topics such as global engagement, curriculum design, and knowledge sharing, this book is ideal for academicians, library professionals, instructional designers, researchers, curriculum designers, librarians, educators, and students.


Emerging Trends And Impacts Of The Internet Of Things In Libraries

Author by : Holland, Barbara
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Over the years, new IT approaches have manifested, including digital transformation, cloud computing, and the internet of things (IoT). They have had a profound impact on the population, including libraries. Many organizations can save on their IT budget by adopting these new approaches because they provide technology in easier ways, often at lower costs and to the benefit of users. Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries is a critical research publication that explores advancing technologies, specifically the internet of things, and their applications within library settings. Moreover, the book will provide insights and explore case studies on smart libraries. Featuring a wide range of topics such as smart technology, automation, and robotics, this book is ideal for librarians, professionals, academicians, computer scientists, researchers, and students working in the fields of library science, information and communication sciences, and information technology.


Applied Social Science Approaches To Mixed Methods Research

Author by : Baran, Mette Lise
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Research that has been presented primarily by quantitative research can benefit from the voice of the participants and the added value of the different perspective that qualitative research can provide. The purpose of mixed methods research is to draw from the positive aspects of both research paradigms to better answer the research question. This type of research is often used in schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations as they strive to address and resolve questions that will impact their organizations. Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research is an academic research publication that examines more traditional and common research methods and how they can be complimented through qualitative counterparts. The content within this publication covers an array of topics such as entrepreneurship, social media, and marginalization. It is essential for researchers, academicians, non-profit professionals, business professionals, and higher education faculty, and specifically targets master or doctoral students committed to writing their theses, dissertations, or scholarly articles, who may not have had the benefit of working on a traditional research team.


Innovations In Services Marketing And Management Strategies For Emerging Economies

Author by : Goyal, Anita
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Modern corporations face a variety of challenges and opportunities in the field of sustainable development. Properly managing assets and maintaining effective relationships with customers are crucial considerations in successful businesses. Innovations in Services Marketing and Management: Strategies for Emerging Economies presents insights into marketing strategies and tactical perspectives in both large and small enterprises. The chapters in this book explore case studies, contemporary research, and theoretical frameworks in effective business management, providing students, academicians, researchers, and managers with the resources and insight necessary to identify key trends in emerging economies and build the next generation of innovative services.


National Conference On Management Of Modern Libraries Nacml

Author by : K. Shivananda Bhat
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allied Publishers
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Description : With the advent of the information and communication technologies, traditional library activities are undergoing transformation in a big way. Modern library’s collection includes a vast array of information resources, databases, electronic journals, e-books, digital images, institutional repositories etc. To manage a modern library, library professionals need to have awareness and knowledge on management of electronic resources, federated and discovered tools for single click search, literature techniques, application of RFID and other technologies, user needs and knowledge on soft skills etc. Keeping these perspectives and issues in mind the National Conference on Management of Modern Libraries (NACML) was organized by SEARCH- The health science library in association with the department of Library and Information Science, Manipal University, Manipal The main objective of the conference was to provide an opportunity to LIS professional to explore the ways and means to manage the modern libraries where electronic resources are playing an important role in meeting the information needs of the users and to explore, discuss and share ideas and knowledge related to innovative modern library management systems to meet the needs of the changing environment. In five technical sessions under five different categories titled Technologies for Management, Best Practice in Modern Libraries, digital libraries and Role of Library Professionals in Management of Modern Libraries held over the two days, total 51 papers were presented at the conference. Various challenges and issues related to management of modern libraries were discussed in the technical sessions and some of the authors shared the best practices of their libraries. The author highlighted the importance of digital libraries and stressed the needs of various skills to work in digital environment. The papers presented in the conference have been edited and brought out in the form of a conference proceedings.


Information Technology And Collection Management For Library User Environments

Author by : Walker, Joseph
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for information management and access, the role of the library has increased in importance within academic institutions and public communities. Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments brings into focus the new responsibility libraries have in meeting patron needs, specifically with the use of emerging technologies. Highlighting the concepts of collection management, library space planning, and information technologies; this book is a critical guide for library professionals, para-professionals, as well as researchers who wish to meet the diverse needs of patrons in ever-changing societies.


Introducing And Managing Academic Library Automation Projects

Author by : John W. Head
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors, who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.


Information Services Today

Author by : Sandra Hirsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one’s personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community. Specifically, the book • provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field, • gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today, • addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before, • discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today’s digital environment, • highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and, • identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession. The new edition features chapter updates to address changes in information services, introducing new topics such as strategic planning, change management, design thinking, advocacy, and data management and analysis, and includes new contributing authors. The book begins with an overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technological hubs within their local and digital communities. It covers the various specializations within the field – emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals in a variety of information environments. With that foundation in place, it presents the fundamentals of information services, delves into management skills needed by information professionals today, and explores emerging issues related to the rapid development of new technologies. The book addresses how libraries and information centers serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of increasingly diverse users and how information organizations and information professional’s work to fulfill those needs. This book provokes discussion, critical thinking, and interaction to facilitate the learning process. The content and supplemental materials – discussion questions, rich sets of online accessible materials, multimedia webcast interviews featuring authors from this book discussing the trends and issues in their respective areas, and chapter presentation slides for use by instructors – give readers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the topics. Additionally, this book recognizes the broad range of environments that people with Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degrees work in, which include both libraries and other information environments. Thus, this book does not only focus on libraries, but instead encompasses ALL kinds of information organizations.


Marketing And Consumer Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author by : Management Association, Information Resources
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : As marketing professionals look for ever more effective ways to promote their goods and services to customers, a thorough understanding of customer needs and the ability to predict a target audience’s reaction to advertising campaigns is essential. Marketing and Consumer Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores cutting-edge advancements in marketing strategies as well as the development and design considerations integral to the successful analysis of consumer trends. Including both in-depth case studies and theoretical discussions, this comprehensive four-volume reference is a necessary resource for business leaders and marketing managers, students and educators, and advertisers looking to expand the reach of their target market.


Adapting Marketing To Libraries In A Changing And World Wide Environment Le Marketing Des Biblioth Ques L Heure Du Changement Et De La Mondialisation Le Marketing Des Biblioth Ques L Heure Du Changement Et De La Mondialisation

Author by : Réjean Savard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.


Transforming Medical Library Staff For The Twenty First Century

Author by : Melanie J. Norton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century focuses on how the medical library can redeploy its staff to support these new services through actively engaging and empowering them in the process. It shares best practices in developing and motivating staff to accept and welcome the changing priorities of medical libraries.


Resources In Education

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Managing Knowledge For Global And Collaborative Innovations

Author by : Samuel K W Chu
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : In today's networked and interconnected world, improving communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing between people and organization is very important. Collaboration is more than just being connected through the Internet and various forms of social networks. Collaboration through information and communication technologies requires us to “prepare the mind” for partnerships. Many of the traditional business models, organizational structures, and educational systems are not yet ready for the new forms of collaboration that go beyond organizational boundaries. Concepts like “open innovation”, “value networks”, and “wisdom of crowds” are some of the ideas that influence our thinking on collaboration and information sharing. This book contains some of the best and most up-to-date work by researchers and practitioners in the field of knowledge management. It provides an insight into knowledge management practices and their applications to a wide range of complex issues. The peer-reviewed papers included in this volume are selected from the prestigious 2009 International Conference on Knowledge management held in Hong Kong. The book is a good reference source for information and knowledge professionals and can be read by both graduate and undergraduate students.


Electronic Resources Librarianship And Management Of Digital Information

Author by : Mark Jacobs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Understand better how the role of ER librarian has changed through the years The advent of online information has not only changed tremendously the way that resources are stored and accessed, but has caused the evolution of the library and information science profession itself. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles takes a comprehensive look at the position of electronic resources (ER) librarians, the other people who work with e-content, what training and skills are needed, the managing of e-resources, and what the proliferation of online information means for the future of libraries. Respected experts provide a timely broad-based analysis of the impact of the digital age on the profession, libraries, and the people in libraries who manage the information. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a concise and informative signpost on the way the library profession has responded to the advent of the digital information age. This revealing volume explores where these professionals have gained their knowledge and skills, what initiatives they have undertaken and made manifest, how do or don’t e-resources fit in the scope of the traditional work that is performed in an academic library, and the latest issues encountered with the new format. The text is extensively referenced, includes figures to illustrate concepts, and tables to clearly present data. Topics discussed in Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles include: essential and preferred characteristics of electronic resources librarian the evolution of ER librarians’ duties the role of ER librarian in hybrid collections research on how well schools train ER librarians providing access to users with disabilities ER librarian role in corporate libraries altering workflows to accommodate the new electronic information format in academic libraries a comparison of the natures of print-based and online resources and the cataloging, maintenance, and access issues a review of the resources and tools that license practitioners use issues involving effective collaboration formal usability testing challenges in making the transition to digital factors affecting the handling of usage data the Government Printing Office’s dissemination of electronic government information and more! Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a valuable resource for librarians, administrators, educators, and students considering this aspect of librarianship as a profession.


The Emerald Handbook Of Modern Information Management

Author by : James M. Matarazzo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : This handbook aims to be an integral text for students of library and information science and a ready-reference for information professional practitioners. The chapters provide a construct through which any information professional may learn abut the major challenges facing them in the early part of the 21st century.


Flicc Newsletter

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Encyclopedia Of Information Science And Technology Third Edition

Author by : Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.


British Librarianship And Information Work 2011 2015

Author by : J. H. Bowman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 28 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2011-2015.


Management And Leadership Innovations

Author by : Anne Woodsworth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : Vol. 38 of Advances in Librarianship focus on innovative leadership and management techniques e.g. selecting new team members, service design, mindful leadership, burnout causes and management, librarians as independent active public leaders and how libraries and other non-profit organizations can use UN's Agenda 21 to achieve sustainability.


Library And Information Center Management 9th Edition

Author by : Barbara B. Moran
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This essential, single-volume textbook supplies a comprehensive introduction to library management that addresses all the functions of management, specifically within the ever-evolving modern library environment. • The latest edition of a best-selling core management text—now in its ninth edition—covering all the management functions of libraries and information centers • Supplies new discussion topics, examples of management challenges, and case studies • Provides a global perspective on library management • Contains new discussion topics and case studies and offers supplementary online materials • Includes "Chapter Takeaways," a list of topics that the reader should understand after reading the chapter; "Management on the Job" sections referencing a specific journal article that demonstrates the chapter topic; and "Talk about It" and "Practice Your Skills" segments that offer readers a chance to demonstrate what they are learning


Digitizing The Modern Library And The Transition From Print To Electronic

Author by : Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : 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.


University Libraries And Space In The Digital World

Author by : Graham Walton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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.


Libraries In The Twenty First Century

Author by : Stuart J. Ferguson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.


Cloud Computing In Libraries

Author by : Mayank Yuvaraj
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : Cloud computing is a model where computing resources (processors, storage, software) are offered as a utility from an indistinct location and boundaries to the user. Adoption of Cloud computing in recent years has gained momentum within various avenues round the globe due to its characteristics like elasticity, virtualization and pay-as-you-go pricing. In tune with the trend various companies have evolved which are offering web applications. These companies provide the system required to host the application to users on lease which saves them from purchasing. The book combines both theoretical and practical perspectives of cloud computing with a slant towards library and information centres. The book describes in detail about various companies which are providing cloud computing solutions and infrastructure for library and information centres. Intiatives of OCLC and best practices adopted in other libraries around the world has been discussed at length. Many avenues of the implementation of cloud computing has been identified in the present study. Various initiatives of the library professionals to move their internet sites, their integrated library system for cataloguing and acquisition, Cloud based library apps, Cloud based Stack Map and their repository systems and inter library loan systems to the cloud has been mentioned. The book further proposes a model which may serve as a blueprint for implementation of cloud computing technologies in libraries. With the timely publication of book, library and information service practitioners after going through the book can outsource the task of maintaining the computer infrastructure and focus on their mission to serve people with right information at right point of time.


Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science

Author by : Allen Kent
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : "The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set---written by 1300 eminent, international experts---offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field. The self-contained Supplements (each Supplement contains A-Z coverage) highlight new trends, describe the latest advances, and profile key people making critical contributions to the field. Recent individual Supplements considered topics such as Archival Science to User Needs Concept-Based Indexing and Retrieval of Hypermedia Information to Using Self-Checkout Technology to Increase Productivity and Patron Service in the Library Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approach to Fraud Investigation to Visual Search in Modern Human-Computer Interfaces Supplement Volumes 36-61 are available; additional supplements in preparation."


Going Green Implementing Sustainable Strategies In Libraries Around The World

Author by : Petra Hauke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General articles and research studies from Finland, Germany, Portugal, and Brazil illuminate libraries’ contributions to the SDGs. Case studies from Sweden, Kenya, Germany, Ukraine, China, and Serbia highlight challenges and opportunities in implementing sustainable approaches in public libraries. Examples of best practice from academic libraries in Hong Kong, Cameroon, Germany, Uganda, USA and Kenya, are presented. All papers published in this book are selected from the best papers of the ENSULIB Satellite Meeting 2017 in Berlin, the ENSULIB/Public Libraries Section’s Open Session at the IFLA Conference 2017 in Poland, and from the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. All articles are written in English.