E books in Academic Libraries

E books in Academic Libraries
Author: Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-12-08
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781780630502

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Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

E books in Academic Libraries

E books in Academic Libraries
Author: Ksenija Minčić-Obradović
Publsiher: Chandos Pub
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2011
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 1843345862

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E-books have changed academic library collections. This book is a comprehensive look at the best practices in place for planning and managing e-book collections in community, junior college, and university libraries. Specific topics covered include: E-book collection development and management, Innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts, Trends in faculty and student acceptance of and interaction with e-books, Purchasing models, and Solutions for dealing with varying formats and the lack of standardization.

E books in Academic Libraries

E books in Academic Libraries
Author: Ksenija Minčić-Obradović
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2011
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1843655861

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Academic E Books

Academic E Books
Author: Suzanne M. Ward,Robert S. Freeman,Judith M. Nixon
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2015-11-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781612494296

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E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary differences.Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books, how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use e-books to enhance users' experiences with scholarly works.

No Shelf Required

No Shelf Required
Author: Sue Polanka
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838910542

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Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]

E book Platforms for Libraries

E book Platforms for Libraries
Author: Mirela Roncevic
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2014-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838958902

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E-book vendors continue to experiment: adjustments to business models, consolidation of content, and mergers with competitors mean constant change.

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries
Author: Lucy A. Tedd,J. Andrew Large
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9783598440052

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This book introduces readers to the principles underlying digital libraries, illustrating these principles by reference to a wide range of digital library practices throughout the world. Individual chapters deal with issues such as: digital library users and the services that are offered to them, the standards and protocols with which digital libraries must operate in order to cooperate with other institutions, and issues such as the administration of digital libraries, including discussion of intellectual property rights and preservation issues. A final chapter comprises eight case studies drawn from all over the world, used to illustrate points made in earlier chapters. Throughout the book, the challenges of developing and implementing digital library systems in multilingual and multicultural environments are explored.

Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library

Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library
Author: Kathryn Dilworth,Laura Sloop Henzl
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-10-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081012383

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Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library: Philanthropy in Higher Education covers fundraising, a task that is often grouped into a combination role that may include, for example, the university museum or performance venue, thus diluting the opportunity for successful fundraising. Because the traditional model for higher education fundraising entails the cultivation of alumni from specific departments and colleges, the library is traditionally left out, often becoming a low-performing development area with smaller appropriations for fundraising positions. Most higher education development professionals consider the library fundraising position a stepping stone into another position with higher pay and more potential for professional advancement down the road rather than as a focus for their career. However, for universities that invest in development professionals who know how to leverage the mission of libraries to the larger alumni and friend community, the results include innovative and successful approaches to messaging that resonates with donors. This book provides information that applies to all fundraising professionals and academic leaders looking to strengthen their programs with philanthropic support, even those beyond university libraries. Makes the case for university libraries as a viable avenue for donor engagement that translates to all academic areas of higher education fundraising Highlights the importance of collaborative relationships and fundraising strategies with academic leaders, donors, and fundraising staff Outlines strategies that have resulted in fundraising success for academic and research libraries at universities of varying size and culture

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
Author: Kelly Blessinger,Paul Hrycaj
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2013-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780633688

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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider

Licensing Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries

Licensing Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries
Author: Corey S. Halaychik,Blake Reagan
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-03-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780081021088

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Licensing Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries: A Practical Handbook provides librarians charged with reviewing, negotiating, and processing licenses with fundamental information that will ensure they not only understand the contents of a license, but are also able to successfully complete the licensing life cycle from start to finish. The contents of the monograph includes basic concepts, real word examples, and tips for negotiation. Ideal resource for both new and practicing librarians who are responsible for licensing information resources Written from both a librarian’s and procurement officer’s point-of-view Includes examples directly related to libraries Provides a step-by-step explanation of contract language and suggestions on how to best negotiate impasses and negotiation tips

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries
Author: Katy Kavanagh Webb
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-02-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081022733

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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 Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries
Author: Lesley Farmer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-01-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780631004

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

The 21st Century Academic Library

The 21st Century Academic Library
Author: Mary K. Bolin
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-08-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 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

Collaboration and the Academic Library

Collaboration and the Academic Library
Author: Jeremy Atkinson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-02-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780081022887

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Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries
Author: Michele Crump,LeiLani Freund
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781780633237

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Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries surveys and evaluates the current practice of learning commons and research services within the academic library community in order to determine if these learning spaces are functioning as intended. To evaluate their findings, the authors examine the measurement tools that libraries have used to evaluate usage and satisfaction, including contemporary anthropological studies that provide a more detailed view of the student’s approach to research. The book takes a candid look at these redesigns and asks if improvements have lived up to expectations of increased service and user satisfaction. Are librarians using these findings to inform the evolution and implementation of new service models, or have they simply put a new shade of lipstick on the pig? Takes an honest look at learning commons in academic libraries and discusses what is working and what is not Explores behind the statistics as to why users come to the library; does the librarians’ concept of ‘the library as place’ match user perception? Looks at the anthropology of the user to gauge satisfaction with the services and space provided by the library via recent survey findings