University Libraries and Space in the Digital World Book

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World


  • Author : Graham Walton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317004295

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University Libraries and Space in the Digital World 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.

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World Book

University Libraries and Space in the Digital World


  • Author : Graham Walton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0815399359

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University Libraries and Space in the Digital World 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.

Quality and the Academic Library Book

Quality and the Academic Library


  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001349

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Quality and the Academic Library Excerpt :

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries

British librarianship and information work 2011 2015 Book

British librarianship and information work 2011 2015


  • Author : J. H. Bowman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326820473

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British librarianship and information work 2011 2015 Excerpt :

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.

Fool  s Gold Book

Fool s Gold


  • Author : Mark Y. Herring
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-08-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 0786453931

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Fool s Gold Excerpt :

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library’s staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM’s were all once predicted as the contemporary library’s heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book

Positioning the Academic Library within the University


  • Author : Leo Appleton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000352146

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Positioning the Academic Library within the University 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 Future of Library Space Book

The Future of Library Space


  • Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786352699

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The Future of Library Space Excerpt :

This volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will focus on the future of library spaces. Libraries are dealing with unprecedented changes on several fronts and these factors understandably impact physical library space. Looking toward the future what changes can we expect to see in how libraries use space?

Assessing Library Space for Learning Book

Assessing Library Space for Learning


  • Author : Susan E. Montgomery
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442279285

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Assessing Library Space for Learning Excerpt :

With the surge in electronic access to the library’s resources, there has been an ongoing discussion about the need for a physical library building. On a college or university campus, the library is a destination for its users. Students, faculty and staff go to the library for various reasons. Their usage makes the academic library a valuable learning space on campus. However, not much is known about how the library space contributes to user learning. In Assessing Library Space for Learning, chapters discuss library usage at academic institutions and how that usage is an integral part of the student learning experience. Included are the perspectives of an architect who is tasked with designing library spaces with learning in mind, a psychologist whose professional research focuses on the concept of place, and a dynamic group of academic librarians who are dedicated to making the library conducive to the needs of their learners. This book is a combination of theory, practical and research based chapters with an overall focus on the intersection of library space and learning. The authors demonstrate the importance of the library space in our users’ lives. In addition, the authors discuss the importance of determining ways to learn how library space contributes to user learning. Readers will gain an understanding of the library space as a valuable learning space and the steps librarians need to take to assess learning in the academic library.

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age Book

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age


  • Author : LiLi Li
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-01-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630007

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Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age Excerpt :

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

Academic Library Services for Graduate Students  Supporting Future Academics and Professionals Book

Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Supporting Future Academics and Professionals


  • Author : Carrie Forbes
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-06-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440869549

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Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Supporting Future Academics and Professionals Excerpt :

Providing practical and theoretical chapters on academic library services for graduate students, this volume helps information professionals support this often-overlooked campus population to address their multiple roles and identities as students and as future faculty members or professionals. As more and more students attend graduate programs, many higher education institutions have established professional development programs to help graduate students learn the wide range of skills needed to be successful as both students and as future professionals or academics. To presuppose that graduate students are proficient library users is a mistake. Graduate students need and want help, and many libraries are now offering specialized services for this diverse population. Contributors to this edited volume provide case studies and practical advice on academic library services for graduate students that support their multiple roles on campus and address the complex social and emotional issues related to their other roles as parents, working adults, caretakers, and more. As academic libraries shift from functioning primarily as collections repositories to collaborating as key players in discovery and knowledge creation, value-added services for graduate students are even more central to libraries' changing missions. This book makes an important contribution to the ongoing professional conversation and is a useful tool for librarians who want to better support graduate students at their institutions. Provides case studies and practical advice for specialized library services for an often-overlooked academic population Highlights innovative designs for instructional and outreach programming, as well as physical library spaces, that target the needs of graduate students Describes best practices for tailoring library services to the unique needs of graduate students with divergent career goals Demonstrates how academic librarians can contribute to lifelong learning and workpla

Better Library and Learning Space Book

Better Library and Learning Space


  • Author : Les Watson
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856047630

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Better Library and Learning Space Excerpt :

What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Each chapter in this cutting-edge text addresses this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas of leading international librarians, educators and designers to offer you a ‘creative resource bank’ that will help to transform your library and learning spaces. This is an innovative and practical toolkit introducing concepts, drawing together opinions and encouraging new ways of thinking about library learning spaces for the future. The book is structured in three parts. Part 1 – Projects and trends describes features of library space around the world through a selection of focused case studies painting a global picture, identifying common directions and ideas as well as highlighting country and regional diversity. Part 2 – Trends and ideas looks at the why and how of library space, covering topics such as contextual factors, current ideas in library space development, and the creative design of new spaces. It examines how library spaces are adapting to new forms of learning, digital literacies and technological fluency. Finally, Part 3 – Ideas and futures looks to the future of libraries and their learning spaces, inviting future-scanning contributions from a diverse range of authors, including librarians, learning specialists, academics, architects, an interior designer, a furniture designer and a management specialist. Readership: This is a must-have text for those involved in designing and developing library and learning spaces, from library and university management to designers and architects. It’s also a useful guide for students taking courses in library and information science to get to grips with the importance of library design.

Technology  Change and the Academic Library Book

Technology Change and the Academic Library


  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232286

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Technology Change and the Academic Library Excerpt :

Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how m

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries Book

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Katy Kavanagh Webb
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022733

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Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries: A Decision Maker's Guide includes innovative ways libraries are engaging students, including the practice of setting aside high-tech spaces for creativity. Five models of library creative spaces are explored in this book, including digital media labs, digital humanities labs, makerspaces, data visualization labs and knowledge markets. The book explores creative spaces currently offered in libraries, with a focus on academic libraries. It gives real-world advice for the process of crafting a new space in the library, including tactics on how to find campus partners, conduct a needs analysis, and answer important questions. Case studies of innovators of library creativity further highlight the successes—and pitfalls—of embarking on the process of developing a new service or space in the library. Shows administrators what other institutions are doing to enable media literacy Helps university library administrators determine their best course of action Provides detailed, unique case studies on up to 10 leading institutions, along with the service models they are providing

The End of Wisdom  Book

The End of Wisdom


  • Author : Wendy Evans
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001776

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The End of Wisdom 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

Library as Place Book

Library as Place


  • Author : Geoffrey T. Freeman
  • Publisher : Council on Library Resources
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105063719574

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Library as Place Excerpt :

What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.