Libraries in the Twenty First Century Book

Libraries in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Stuart J. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632810

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Libraries in the Twenty First Century Excerpt :

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.

Public Libraries in the 21st Century Book

Public Libraries in the 21st Century


  • Author : Anne Goulding
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317073598

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Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: ¢ An exploration of the context within which public libraries are operating and analysis of their role in local and national life; ¢ Examples of best practice in service delivery; ¢ Evaluation of the challenges and opportunities confronting public library managers; ¢ Wide ranging coverage, including information from published and unpublished sources, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders in the public library sector. The book provides a unique and thorough guide to the contemporary discourses surrounding issues of identity, social purpose, value and strategy facing the public library service.

Resource Discovery for the Twenty First Century Library Book

Resource Discovery for the Twenty First Century Library


  • Author : Simon McLeish
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1783301392

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Resource Discovery for the Twenty First Century Library Excerpt :

Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and is a major focus for libraries and museums. This book will help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue to serve their communities.

The 21st Century Academic Library Book

The 21st Century Academic Library


  • Author : Mary K. Bolin
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081018675

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The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population

Public Libraries in the 21st Century Book

Public Libraries in the 21st Century


  • Author : Ann E. Prentice
  • Publisher : Library and Information Scienc
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1591588545

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Public Libraries in the 21st Century Excerpt :

This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges. * A history of the public library in the United States as context for the study * Illustrations depicting different ways to organize a library

The Library in the Twenty first Century Book

The Library in the Twenty first Century


  • Author : Peter Brophy
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856046060

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The Library in the Twenty first Century Excerpt :

Social, cultural and technological developments are revolutionizing library services. The way ahead for the profession is now generally seen as a practical blend of traditional and electronic materials with integrated support services which fit seamlessly into users' normal ways of working. This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society. Drawing on the author's recent research, this timely second edition of The Library in the Twenty-first Century offers a clear new model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library of the future, building on the previous work by focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources. It is now commonplace that libraries have a major role to play as expert intermediaries, helping users to gain access to the tools needed for effective acquisition and use of information, within the broader context of the networked information world. But it is beginning to be recognized that they still have a profounder role within their communities, and this book emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement. Written by one of our most experienced librarians and drawing on a range of international research and development experience, this authoritative work offers the following topics: libraries in the modern world the view from the sectors cross-sectoral models the profession's view digital libraries what is a good library? linking users to resources beyond the intermediary the library user the information universe. Readership: This incisive text, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography, proposes a practical agenda of issues for the information profession to tackle, and is essential reading for both established library practitioners and LIS students, as well as for library managers and administrators across all sectors.

Marketing the 21st Century Library Book

Marketing the 21st Century Library


  • Author : Debra Lucas-Alfieri
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634548

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Marketing the 21st Century Library Excerpt :

Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans

The New Public Library Book

The New Public Library


  • Author : R. Thomas Hille
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429831416

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The New Public Library is an in-depth design study of an exemplary collection of recent public libraries, and the historical precedents that have informed and inspired their development. An introductory overview presents seven critical themes that characterize public library design, past and present, highlighting the expressive architectural potential of this unique and important building type. A survey of over 40 historically significant libraries traces the development of the building type over time, with a primary focus on precedents from the US and northern Europe, where the modern public library originated, and its design has been most comprehensively developed. A selection of nearly 50 contemporary projects from the past 30 years focuses on the most current developments in public library design, with a diverse and varied collection of work by over 35 regional, national, and international design firms. Highly visual in its presentation, the study includes 885 color photographs and illustrations, and 195 scale drawings.

Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st Century Libraries Book

Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st Century Libraries


  • Author : Jason Griffey
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838991374

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Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st Century Libraries Excerpt :

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has assembled an all-star cast of writers to explore the challenges to privacy that ongoing shifts in technology have created, and how librarians can address them.

After the Book Book

After the Book


  • Author : George Stachokas
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634050

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Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost a provider of electronic information services. Contemporary users expect today’s library to provide information as quickly and efficiently as other online information resources. The book argues that librarians need to change what they know, how they work, and how they are perceived in order to succeed according to the terms of this new paradigm. This title is structured into eight chapters. An introduction defines the challenge of electronic resources and makes the case for finding solutions, and following chapters cover diversions and half measures and the problem for libraries in the 21st century. Later chapters discuss solving problems through professional identity and preparation, before final chapters cover reorganizing libraries to serve users, adapting to scarcity, and the ‘digital divide’. Describes how electronic resources constitute both a challenge and an opportunity for libraries Argues that librarians can re-define themselves Puts the case that libraries can be reorganized to optimize electronic resource management and information services based on contemporary technology and user needs

Twenty first century Kids  Twenty first century Librarians Book
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Twenty first century Kids Twenty first century Librarians


  • Author : Virginia A. Walter
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838910078

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Twenty first century Kids Twenty first century Librarians Excerpt :

Inspired by a new generation of librarians and children, Walter reconsiders the legacy passed on by the matriarchs of children's services and examines more recent trends and challenges growing out of changes in educational philosophy and information technology. This thoroughly researched book includes the current issues and trends of outcome-based planning, early literacy, homework centers in libraries, and children's spaces. With extensive experience in children's services as well as library instruction issues, Walter brings readers vital information on the current state of library services to children.

Technical Services in the 21st Century Book

Technical Services in the 21st Century


  • Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-08
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800438286

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Technical Services in the 21st Century Excerpt :

By showcasing the work of technical services, and the ground-breaking changes they have encountered, this edited collection provides readers with an opportunity to re-assess the opportunities and challenges for library administration, and to understand how libraries should be managed in the future.

Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth Century America Book

Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth Century America


  • Author : Christine Pawley
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299293239

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Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth Century America Excerpt :

For well over one hundred years, libraries open to the public have played a crucial part in fostering in Americans the skills and habits of reading and writing, by routinely providing access to standard forms of print: informational genres such as newspapers, pamphlets, textbooks, and other reference books, and literary genres including poetry, plays, and novels. Public libraries continue to have an extraordinary impact; in the early twenty-first century, the American Library Association reports that there are more public library branches than McDonald's restaurants in the United States. Much has been written about libraries from professional and managerial points of view, but less so from the perspectives of those most intimately involved—patrons and librarians. Drawing on circulation records, patron reviews, and other archived materials, Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America underscores the evolving roles that libraries have played in the lives of American readers. Each essay in this collection examines a historical circumstance related to reading in libraries. The essays are organized in sections on methods of researching the history of reading in libraries; immigrants and localities; censorship issues; and the role of libraries in providing access to alternative, nonmainstream publications. The volume shows public libraries as living spaces where individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds, needs, and desires encountered and used a great variety of texts, images, and other media throughout the twentieth century.

Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century Book

Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century


  • Author : Elaine Sanchez
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598847024

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Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century Excerpt :

Authored by cataloging librarians, educators, and information system experts, this book of essays addresses ideas and methods for tackling the modern challenges of cataloging and metadata practices. * Contains essays authored by experienced, passionate, and articulate catalogers, metadata librarians, and other experts * Includes original research survey results on librarians' views regarding current topics such as RDA, AACR2, FRBR, the use of upstream data, and cataloging on the Semantic Web * Contains an introductory timeline and history of cataloging and metadata from ancient to present times * Provides a chronological bibliography of selected works related to cataloging and libraries through 1800 and a more complete bibliography of related works * Includes a foreword and afterword by three internationally known and respected cataloging figures, Michael Gorman, Dr. Sheila S. Intner, and Dr. Susan S. Lazinger

Our Enduring Values Book

Our Enduring Values


  • Author : Michael Gorman
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2000-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0838907857

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Our Enduring Values Excerpt :

Describes the principles of eight core values including stewardship, services, intellectual freedom, and literarcy and learning; and discusses how libraries can adapt them in order to thrive in the twenty-first century.