In addition, academic libraries facilitate access to the myriad of digital resources
by providing vast numbers of networked PCs and by providing wireless
networking and power sockets in libraries so that visitors can use their own
Author: Jill Beard
University libraries around the world have embraced the possibilities of the digital learning environment, facilitating its use and proactively seeking to develop the provision of electronic resources and services. The digital environment offers opportunities and challenges for librarians in all aspects of their work - in information literacy, virtual reference, institutional repositories, e-learning, managing digital resources and social media. The authors in this timely book are leading experts in the field of library and information management, and are at the forefront of change in their respective institutions. University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments will be invaluable for all those involved in managing libraries or learning services, whether acquiring electronic resources or developing and delivering services in digital environments.
The Library Chameleon: Physical Space, in University Libraries and Digital
Learning Environments, edited by P. Dale et al. Farnham, Burlington VT: Ashgate
, 69–85. Weber, M. 1947. Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft: Grundriss der
Author: Graham Walton
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.
In Dale, P., Beard, J. and Holland, M. (eds), University Libraries and Digital
Learning Environments, Farnham, Ashgate. Glassman, N. R., Habousha, R. G.,
Minuti, A., Schwartz, R. and Sorensen, K. (2009) Let Me Show You How it's Done!
Author: Alison Brettle
Publisher: Facet Publishing
This timely edited collection examines the evolving role of health professionals and explores the role they play in the context of where they work. It aims to encourage and inspire health information professionals worldwide to take on new opportunities and ensure their continued development and recognition as valuable assets in the changing health care environment. Library and information professionals working in the health sector face many challenges. Rapid developments in information technology and the provision of information, coupled with organizational developments and the widespread adoption of evidence-based practice have ensured constant change for a number of years. How have library and information professionals met this challenge and how has this affected the roles they play? Will developments in services render the hospital librarian obsolete? Is there a need for academic health librarians amongst the Google generation of students? The key topics covered in the book are: • providing information • facilitating access to information and managing knowledge • building capacity • undertaking research and evaluation • supporting research and practice • exploiting technology • evidence-based practice. Readership: Information workers and other health professionals, as well as students on librarianship and information studies courses.
This book explains how to execute this critical task.
Author: Melissa N. Mallon
The current budget-constrained, rapidly evolving climate of higher education and academic libraries makes it a necessity for academic librarians and administrators to communicate the value of their library to the university. This book explains how to execute this critical task. • Advocates and explains the instructional role of academic librarians—a role that is key and continuing to grow in importance • Furnishes practical examples of digital products and proven processes to aid in student learning • Provides concrete methodologies to use technology to increase the visibility and perceived value of academic libraries • Illustrates the use of templates, lesson plans, and other tools that serve teaching librarians
8 Promoting Faculty Adoption of E-Learning Solutions and Library Services
through Streaming Videos COLEEN MEYERs MARTIN AND LYNN D. LAMPERT
California State University Library, Northridge When working to promote the
adoption of e-learning solutions and digital library ... of streaming video within
both entertainment and online learning environments has been nothing short of
Author: Charles Harmon
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
If libraries are to remain centers for lifelong learning, then that learning must increasingly be e-learning. But, where can librarians turn for the best ideas and inspiration on how to implement e-learning programs? This book features nine exemplary programs set in all types of libraries. You’ll find proven, successful ways of introducing online credit-based information literacy instruction, innovative methods for teaching critical thinking skills online, ways of using open source software in interactive learning, step-by-step guidance for instructional screencasting, ways to work with faculty on e-learning solutions through streaming video, and how a school library used e-learning to teach about the Holocaust.
This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age.
Author: LiLi Li
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
... Online learning systems Solving problems environments Distance courses
Project-based learning environment Online ... learning-based environments
Educational Portals CSCL Tools Digital libraries Synchronous tools Virtual
Author: Theng, Yin-Leng
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.
5th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2002, Singapore,
December 11-14, 2002, Proceedings ... In university education, Digital Libraries
play an important role to provide a learning environment for everyone, anywhere,
Author: International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian Digitial Libraries, ICADL 2002, held in Singapore in December 2002. The 34 revised full papers, 20 revised short papers, and 14 posters presented together with 7 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 170 submissions. The papers are organized in sections on information retrieval, multimedia digital libraries, data mining in digital libraries, special purpose digital libraries, digital library services, digital libraries for community building, information retrieval and Asian languages, building and using digital libraries, metadata issues, algorithms and protocols, human-computer interaction, and digital library infrastructure.
Libraries. E. E E. 995 Edward D. Garten Northcentral University, USA Donna K.
Meyer Northcentral University, USA INTRODUCTION Virtual libraries, no longer a
novelty, reflect the expectations of students in distance learning environments. ...
of distance learning opportunities both within traditional universities, corporate
training centers, virtual or online institutions, and other learning collaborations
Author: Rogers, Patricia L.
Publisher: IGI Global
Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.
This book provides strategic insights drawn from librarians who are meeting the challenge of digital scholarship, utilizing the latest technologies and creating new knowledge in partnership with researchers, scholars, colleagues and ...
Author: Alison Mackenzie
Publisher: Facet Publishing
This book provides strategic insights drawn from librarians who are meeting the challenge of digital scholarship, utilizing the latest technologies and creating new knowledge in partnership with researchers, scholars, colleagues and students. The impact of digital on libraries has extended far beyond its transformation of content, to the development of services, the extension and enhancement of access to research and to teaching and learning systems. As a result,the fluidity of the digital environment can often be at odds with the more systematic approaches to development traditionally taken by academic libraries, which has also led to a new generation of roles and shifting responsibilities with staff training and development often playing ‘catch-up’. One of the key challenges to emerge is how best to demonstrate expertise in digital scholarship which draws on the specialist technical knowledge of the profession and maintains and grows its relevance for staff, students and researchers. This edited collection spans a wide range of contrasting perspectives, contexts, insights and case studies, which explore the relationships between digital scholarship, contemporary academic libraries and professional practice. The book demonstrates that there are opportunities to be bold, remodel, trial new approaches and reposition the library as a key partner in the process of digital scholarship. Content covered includes: • the impact of digital scholarship on organizational strategies • an insight into new services and roles, partnerships and collaborations • case studies exploring new technologies to support research and development • new approaches to service delivery • re-visioning of space, physical and virtual.
She also holds an M.L.S. from Rutgers, and a Master's degree in Communication
from the University of Pennsylvania. At Queens College, Dr. Cool regularly
teaches courses in Research Methods, Digital Libraries, and Human-Computer
Interaction. Professor Cool ... Her research is on digital library services in
blended learning environment: a Malaysian higher education perspective. She
has made ...
Author: Cool, Colleen
Publisher: IGI Global
It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought with it a unique set of challenges and issues for scholars and librarians to handle. Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries not only addresses the challenges with digital libraries, but it also describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments. This cutting-edge resource compiles research from a wide array of specialists into a unified and comprehensive manner. Librarians, researchers, scholars, and professionals in this field will find the reference source beneficial in order to deepen their understanding of this continually growing field.
Digital information sources, readily accessed from classroom, home, or mobile
computing devices are the choice of ... This chapter looks at three ways today's
school library can and should adapt to the digital age, new learning
Author: Doug Johnson
This readable and practical book examines the changes in school libraries brought by the digital revolution—and describes how new and experienced librarians can take advantage of them.
The University of Bologna launched an Information Literacy Project in 2003 to
improve information skills at all levels. Librarians were ... Digital information,
electronic resources, and virtual learning environments are the context in which ...
Author: Jana Varlejs
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This volume comprises papers prepared for the 8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development (Bologna, Italy, 18-20 August 2009). Within the broad theme of creating a positive work environment for a multi-generational workforce in library and information organizations, the conference addresses managing between and across generations, mentoring and coaching, attracting people to the profession and developing a new generation of leaders, re-skilling and transferability of skills, succession planning and passing on knowledge.
Our academic library collection development programs cry out for new and
innovative collaborative strategies. ... intimately with teaching and learning
processes, integration of content into the classroom, and the online learning
Author: Barbara Dewey
Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context. Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century
... as the kind of VLE sub-category (e.g. adaptive learning environment vs. digital
library) or the kind of application area these VLE are applied in (e.g. company vs.
University), the less they can be applied beyond these particular contingencies.
Author: Daniel Müller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The first objective of this study is to derive a multidimensional research framework simultaneously outlining and concretising particular aspects being relevant to and surrounding the elicitation and evaluation of VLE design characteristics. Based on this, the second objective of this study is to elicit for the first time a holistic set of well-defined, simultaneously detailed and operative VLE design characteristics systematically. In reply to a recently articulated call for research (Venkatesh & Bala, 2008), the third objective of this study is to evaluate for the first time the impact of the desired set of VLE design characteristics to be elicited on crucial behavioural determinants of users’ behavioural intention to use and actual use of a VLE in terms of the VLE success measures of this study. Such an investigation may reveal further, more detailed and operative, knowledge about design-related and behavioural drivers of users’ current VLE use/refusal.
... licensing issues is of crucial importance when linking virtual learning
environments (VLEs) to digital library systems and resources. The responsibility
for advising academic and other support staff about the most appropriate, and
legal, use of ...
Author: Jane Secker
This book covers the key current topic of electronic library resources and learning in the digital age. The book begins by outlining the changing ‘information environment’ in which librarians now work. It then goes on to discuss: the development of e-learning as a concept and the impact this is having on the further and higher education sector; the changing role of the librarian in supporting online learning; the technical problems associated with connecting up library systems; the copyright and licensing of electronic resources in a digital environment; and, finally the book offers tips for librarians when becoming involved in such initiatives. Examines the wealth of electronic library resources Examines the development of e-learning/online learning Considers the role of the librarian in supporting e-learning / online learning
An example of this development can be seen at Utrecht University , where the
PARTNER programme of the University Library undertakes ... Another important
aspect of the library ' s services is the support of the digital learning environment .
Author: David Baker
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
This text covers all key aspects of the management and development of the digital library from an economic viewpoint. It provides an overview of the current and likely future position with regard to the economics of digital library management and development, and describes the key conceptual aspects.
Later in the unit, each student had to develop a Web-based personalized e-
learning environment (PELE) to a series of ... The first was that of the Learning
Resource Centre (LRC) which is basically a modern university library integrating
Author: Garc¡a-Pe¤alvo, Francisco Jos
Publisher: IGI Global
Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.
E-Learning Repository System for Sharing Learning Resources Among Saudi
Universities Ayidh Alanazi(&) and ... environments, educational designers have
replaced traditional centers of learning resources with digital libraries or what
Author: Giovanni Vincenti
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training (eLEOT 2014) held in Bethesda, MD, USA, in September 2014. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus topics such as web based tools, augmented reality, mobile learning, teaching frameworks and platforms, virtual learning environments.