University Libraries and Digital Learning EnvironmentsUniversity Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317004332


Page: 304

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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.

University Libraries and Space in the Digital WorldUniversity Libraries and Space in the Digital World

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
verstehenden ...

Author: Graham Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317004295


Page: 248

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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.

Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information ProfessionalsChanging Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals

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

ISBN: 9781856047401


Page: 224

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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.

The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital LearningThe Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning

This book explains how to execute this critical task.

Author: Melissa N. Mallon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440852183


Page: 150

View: 392

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

E Learning in LibrariesE Learning in Libraries

8 Promoting Faculty Adoption of E-Learning Solutions and Library Services
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

ISBN: 9780810887510


Page: 134

View: 896

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.

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital AgeEmerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age

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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630007


Page: 308

View: 659

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

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and ImpactHandbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

... 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
Universities ...

Author: Theng, Yin-Leng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048802


Page: 690

View: 721

"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.

Digital Libraries People Knowledge and TechnologyDigital Libraries People Knowledge and Technology

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

ISBN: 9783540002611


Page: 535

View: 808

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.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Second EditionEncyclopedia of Distance Learning Second Edition

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
has ...

Author: Rogers, Patricia L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661995


Page: 2612

View: 996

Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.

Developing Digital ScholarshipDeveloping Digital Scholarship

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

ISBN: 9781783301102


Page: 208

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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.

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case StudiesRecent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies

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

ISBN: 9781466629929


Page: 275

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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.

Indispensable Librarian The Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information AgeIndispensable Librarian The Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age

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
environments, ...

Author: Doug Johnson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692403


Page: 207

View: 406

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.

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information ProfessionStrategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Profession

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

ISBN: 9783598441776


Page: 415

View: 858

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.

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge SocietyTransforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630380


Page: 208

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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

Design Characteristics of Virtual Learning EnvironmentsDesign Characteristics of Virtual Learning Environments

... 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

ISBN: 9783658003920


Page: 233

View: 739

​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.

Electronic Resources in the Virtual Learning EnvironmentElectronic Resources in the Virtual Learning Environment

... 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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630700


Page: 192

View: 656

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

Digital Library EconomicsDigital Library Economics

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

ISBN: UOM:39015080843959


Page: 315

View: 175

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.

Advances in E Learning Experiences and MethodologiesAdvances in E Learning Experiences and Methodologies

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
digital ...

Author: Garc¡a-Pe¤alvo, Francisco Jos‚

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047584


Page: 420

View: 501

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.

Portals and LibrariesPortals and Libraries

And, while academic units increasingly turn to digital learning environments and
online resources to compliment and even supplant traditional methods of
instruction and research, there ironically appears to be a widening gap between
the ...

Author: Sarah Michalak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780789029317


Page: 228

View: 291

Cutting-edge information about providing access to research library users The ultimate goal of librarians is to provide comprehensive informational access to library users. Portals and Libraries provides an in-depth look at various libraries' challenges and the cutting-edge technology used in providing high-quality electronic access to users through portal systems. Respected authorities detail efforts to build a new kind of search and retrieval system that includes access to the Web as well as other vital collections and academic resources. The book discusses the implementation of access systems and their supporting technology, and spotlights strategies designed to encourage quality system-user feedback, increase the cooperation and diligence of staff, and more. Portals and Libraries comprehensively reviews library portals from their roots to their current state, with a look at assorted products, their implementation issues, and each one's advantages and shortcomings. The overall state of the portal system today as well as where it is heading in the future is examined in detail. The book also provides the ARL Scholars Portal Working Group Final Report from May 2002 summarizing the group's work from its inception, and includes their recommendations of key portal features and needed functions. The text includes helpful screenshots, useful descriptive figures, and extensive references. Portals and Libraries discusses: the history of library portals the [email protected] Web portal after five years of use “Portals to the World” Library of Congress guide to Web resources the role integrated library systems will play in the future of portals features and services to be added to library portals for greater success portal technologies—their structures and functioning planning portal implementation online catalogs usability testing and interface design nine key issues that will impact the future of portal development Portals and Libraries is crucial reading for library educators and students, college and research librarians in reference, library system professionals, and technical services professionals focused on applying cutting-edge technology to library services.

E Learning E Education and Online TrainingE Learning E Education and Online Training

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
was ...

Author: Giovanni Vincenti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319132938


Page: 177

View: 952

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.