Preparing Schools and School Systems for the 21st CenturyPreparing Schools and School Systems for the 21st Century

She adds, “The 21st century requires knowledge generation, not just information delivery. We need to create a culture of inquiry. We need to develop a new language if we hope to help students create new worlds.

Author: Frank Withrow

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9780876522356


Page: 113

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This book describes the kind of education system that is needed for the future. The text originated with a study that involved 21 leaders in business, education, government, and other fields who identified more than 250 characteristics that would enhance schools' capability in preparing students for a global knowledge/information age. Followup surveys asked participants to prioritize the 250 items and gauge the items' potential impact on student learning. Chapter 1 presents 16 major characteristics developed after a thorough review of the entire study. Some of these characteristics include "All students have equal opportunity for an outstanding education, with adequate funding, no matter where they live,""Educators are driven by high expectations and clear, challenging standards that are widely understood by students, families and communities," and "Students learn to think, reason and make sound decisions and demonstrate values inherent in a democracy." Chapters 2 through 11 review specific characteristics identified in each of 12 categories. These chapters present explanations of eight or more characteristics that were rated highest in the survey. Chapter 12 offers suggestions about how school leaders might put this research to work in their communities. The conclusion of most chapters or sections includes a listing of additional characteristics identified by the original 21 community leaders. (RJM)

Characteristics of the Successful 21St Century Information ProfessionalCharacteristics of the Successful 21St Century Information Professional

In order to survive as an information professional, the increased value should be higher than your costs. ... You can add value to your services not only by directly changing what you deliver, but by changing your customers' perceptions ...

Author: Dennie Heye

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630878


Page: 180

View: 460

This book is intended for professional Library and Information Services (LIS) staff and LIS students who want to be more successful as information professionals. The LIS profession is one of the most challenging in the 21st century, combining expertise in information management with information technology skills and knowledge of marketing. The author has written a practical and concise book on key characteristics, with practical tips and techniques. Characteristics of the Successful 21st Century Information Professional is a guide to the diverse characteristics of the information professional, helping readers to achieve greater success in their jobs and careers. Written by an enthusiastic, creative and knowledgeable author Based on the practical, day-to-day experience of the author Provides a good overview of the key LIS profession characteristics plus techniques and tips to improve them

Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st CenturyChallenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century

2000 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 21-24, ... ness , or the ultimate effect on patron satisfaction with the quality and timeliness of information delivery .

Author: Information Resources Management Association. International Conference

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1878289845


Page: 1227

View: 728

As the 21st century begins, we are faced with opportunities and challenges of available technology as well as pressured to create strategic and tactical plans for future technology. Worldwide, IT professionals are sharing and trading concepts and ideas for effective IT management, and this co-operation is what leads to solid IT management practices. This volume is a collection of papers that present IT management perspectives from professionals around the world. The papers seek to offer new ideas, refine old ones, and pose interesting scenarios to help the reader develop company-sensitive management strategies.

Interlibrary Loan and Document DeliveryInterlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

(Marilyn C. Grush, MLS, Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, University ofDelaware) Information Delivery in the 21st Century: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on F ee-Based Information Services in ...

Author: Lee Andrew Hilyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780789031280


Page: 163

View: 132

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery is a how-to guide to organizing an interlibrary loan department, providing extensive content on copyright law, ILL management systems, and human resources. This comprehensive book includes an introduction to ILL operations, governing policies, up-to-date information on borrowing and lending, and considerations for medicals libraries and distance learning. It also includes an extensive listing of resources relevant to today's ILL that serves as a handy desk reference when problem solving and investigating ways to improve service delivery.

Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary LoanLegal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan

(Marilyn C. Grush, MLS, Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, University ofDelaware) Information Delivery in the 21st Century: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Fee-Based Information Services in Libraries ...

Author: Janet Brennan Croft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136426674


Page: 104

View: 345

Avoid legal consequences in your library by knowing copyright law! Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan guides you through the process of developing policies to protect you, your library, and your patrons. The book examines the philosophy and regulations behind the laws and guidelines that apply directly to library services, allowing library staff and administration to better understand why these rules are needed. This vital resource offers suggestions and advice to ensure your library can offer the best services to your patrons while staying within the boundaries of the law. With this informative tool, you’ll learn more about: copyright basics—special allowances, licensing, penalties confidentiality basics—state regulations, institutional regulations, records retention policies electronic reserves and electronic delivery of interlibrary loan—differences of electronic versus physical, negotiating permissions and database contracts for use and more! Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan shows you where to find works in the public domain and free E-material on the Internet. It also lists several Web sites to help you obtain permission, acquire information on copyrights and electronic reserves, or join a listserv or discussion group on these issues. This book includes a section on current legislative issues that will affect you in the future. To help you plan your course of action, Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan includes the text of several important laws and guidelines, such as: the Copyright Law the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-For-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals the CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements the CONFU Fair-Use Guidelines for Electronic Reserve Systems the American Library Association Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use (Section on Reserves)

School Library Media Centers in the 21st CenturySchool Library Media Centers in the 21st Century

Once information is stored in this form it becomes machine - readable , inexpensive , and highly transmittable . ... most telecommunications are achieved by using existing telephone lines as the conduit for information delivery 5 Since ...

Author: Kathleen W. Craver

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 0313291004


Page: 179

View: 528

"This is a `must-read' for practicing and potential school library media specialists. It is not simply trends for library media centers that Craver documents, but trends that will affect every facet of our professional lives." School Library Journal

Handbook of Information ManagementHandbook of Information Management

It has become clear in the last decade or so that for information delivery to be truly effective, ... Information management in the 21st century One thing becomes clear as we think about how information is delivered as we move into the ...

Author: Alison Scammell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135476168


Page: 573

View: 149

This is effectively the eighth edition of Aslib's flagship reference work, Handbook of Special Librarianship and Information Work, which has provided the seminal text on modern information theory, practice, and procedure since 1957. Scammell draws on a substantial background of research and best practice to provide a pragmatic approach to information management in the workplace. This volume covers strategic, legal, management, and marketing issues and highlights the importance of new web-based delivery mechanisms. It includes contributions from outside the UK, mirroring the global nature of information management. Includes: * essential reference to core theories and principles of information organization, retrieval and dissemination * a new chapter exploring the legal issues involved with information on the Internet * new topics including: freedom of information, project management, digital library research, the hybrid library, the effective website and the intranet.

Electronic ReserveElectronic Reserve

The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information SupplyTM Monographic “Separates” (formerly the Journal of ... Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, University of Delaware) Information Delivery in the 21st Century: ...

Author: Lori Driscoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136399169


Page: 120

View: 539

Build and maintain an effective electronic reserve system! Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members is the comprehensive professional resource you need to create commonsense policies and procedures that ensure effective electronic reserve service in your academic library. This hands-on, how-to guide walks you through the start-up process for implementing an electronic reserve system, presenting general guidelines and practices for designing and staffing your library. The book also examines fair use of copyrighted materials, explaining complex legal issues in language that you—and your staff—can easily understand and apply. Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members examines the critical issues of everyday e-resource management, including planning, staffing, training, publicity, assessment and evaluation, workflow, choosing the right software (and hardware), defining faculty control over materials, faculty copyright compliance, and implementing changes based on data analysis. This unique mix of practical details and specific examples also includes samples of the type of documentation you’ll need to start and maintain successful e-resource management, including letters, forms, checklists, and flowcharts, and provides tables and figures for copyright and fair use, an extensive glossary, and bibliographical references. Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members has the answers to the frequently asked questions you’ll get from students, such as: How do I access the materials I need? Are all readings available electronically? What kind of hardware and software do I need? Why do I need a password to view some reserve items? and from faculty, including: How do I submit my materials? Am I responsible for obtaining copyright permission? What is “public domain?” Can I use an article I wrote for publication? Would anyone actually sue me for copyright infringement? Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members is the resource you need to provide maximum service to library staff members who work with electronic reserves, faculty who submit materials, and students who use those materials.

Plant Diseases and Food Security in the 21st CenturyPlant Diseases and Food Security in the 21st Century

Harnessing. Innovative. Technologies. for. Information. Delivery. and. Collection. Online. Plantwise. Knowledge ... The first and foremost intervention in this direction was the launch of the Plantwise Knowledge Bank website in 2012.

Author: Peter Scott

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030578992


Page: 284

View: 274

Of the global population of more than 7 billion people, some 800 million do not have enough to eat today. By 2050, the population is expected to exceed 9 billion. It has been estimated that some 15% of food production is lost to plant diseases; in developing countries losses may be much higher. Historically, plant diseases have had catastrophic impact on food production. For example: potato blight caused the Irish famine in 1845; brown spot of rice caused the Great Bengal Famine of 1943; southern corn leaf blight caused a devastating epidemic on the US corn crop in 1970. Food security is threatened by an ongoing sequence of plant diseases, some persistent for decades or centuries, others more opportunistic. Wheat blast and banana xanthomonas wilt are two contrasting examples of many that currently threaten food production. Other emerging diseases will follow. The proposed title aims to provide a synthesis of expert knowledge to address this central challenge to food security for the 21st century. Chapters [5] and [11] are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

Reserves Electronic Reserves and CopyrightReserves Electronic Reserves and Copyright

Monographic “Separates” (formerly the Journal ofInterlibrary Loan, DocumentDelivery & Information Supply** Volumes ... Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, University ofDelaware) Information Delivery in the 21st Century: Proceedings of ...

Author: Brice Austin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136435638


Page: 124

View: 679

Prepare your library for the changing role of course reserve collections Reserves, Electronic Reserves, and Copyright: The Past and the Future provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how the traditional role of reserve collections in education has evolved to reflect changes in technologies, copyright laws, and perhaps more important, perceptions of copyright laws. This unique book demonstrates how librarians have allowed their copyright policies and practices to be shaped by rhetoric from publishers and their own misinterpretations of copyright law instead of the actual legal aspects that apply to course reserves. Author Brice Austin, Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Services at the University of Colorado, presents practical strategies for adapting your reserves to the changing world of higher education, focusing on new teaching methods and electronic resources. In addition to providing a historical overview of reserves and copyrights, Reserves, Electronic Reserves, and Copyright: The Past and the Future offers practical methods for getting the copyright flexibility you need from your course reserves by emphasizing economic instead of legal arguments. You'll find strategies for protecting yourself against a decline in the significance of course reserves as libraries and publishers move from print-based to electronic formats. The book encourages you to take a proactive stance on the future of your reserves operation by: 1) exploiting your position as publishers' customers to your advantage, 2) making full use of Fair Use, and 3) forging partnerships with other campus entities in order to offer expanded, multifaceted reserves services. Reserves, Electronic Reserves, and Copyright: The Past and the Future examines: the origins of the practice of setting materials aside from the main library collection the introduction of a “new method of photography”—the copy machine the 1976 copyright law revisions, including fair use, reproductions by libraries, and classroom guidelines lawsuits against New York University and Kinko’s Graphics Corporation the history of electronic reserves and much more! Reserves, Electronic Reserves, and Copyright: The Past and the Future also contains several appendices, including Section 108 of the United States Copyright Law and “Applying Fair Use in the Development of Electronic Reserves Systems” from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The book is an invaluable professional resource for librarians at academic institutions, especially those charged with administering electronic reserves.