Includes 13 Titles

Library Information Science

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This unique book bundle offers 13 scholarly titles focusing on library information science, digital libraries, and digital literacy that can easily enhance library science departments and increase the understanding of the effect of technology on libraries.
Release date: August 1, 2010
ISBN13: 9781609607234|EISBN13: 9781609605278

Description

Librarians in the information age need to stay apprised of the ever-expanding and changing landscape of information technology within the library setting. As more and more patrons turn to Wikipedia and Google to answer their questions, librarians must stay abreast of the latest technological advances in their field to remain viable and support their patrons' needs.

The Library Information Science book bundle is a specialized reference collection which supports research in the field of Library Information Science. This premier package includes 13 scholarly titles focusing on library information science, digital libraries, and digital literacy. These titles represent IGI Global's unique coverage of the impact and effective use of technology within the area of library information science.

Topics Covered

  • Digital libraries
  • Digital Literacy
  • Library information systems

Books Included in this Collection

Multiple Literacy and Science Education: ICTs in Formal and Informal Learning Environments
Susan Rodrigues (University of Dundee, Scotland). © 2010. 364 pages.
Although the field of informal learning has much to contribute to the field of formal learning, these fields appear to be failing to synergize and balance to create the ideal education environment. Multiple Literacy and Science Education: ICTs in Formal and Informal Learning Environments explores the...
Technoliteracy, Discourse, and Social Practice: Frameworks and Applications in the Digital Age
Darren Lee Pullen (University of Tasmania, Australia), Christina Gitsaki (University of Queensland, Australia), Margaret Baguley (University of Southern Queensland, Australia). © 2010. 312 pages.
In the digital age of technology, the nature of the educational system is becoming increasingly more complex and globally focused. Technoliteracy, Discourse, and Social Practice: Frameworks and Applications in the Digital Age utilizes a range of technologies and multiliteracies challenging social...
Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management
Elisabeth Pankl (Kansas State University, USA), Danielle Theiss-White (Kansas State University, USA), Mary C. Bushing (Library Consultant, USA). © 2010. 342 pages.
The explosive and dynamic environment of informational technology, both in the areas of accessibility and tools, has created a growing market for individuals trained in the techniques of knowledge management. Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human...
Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries: Socio-Technical Perspectives
Tariq Ashraf (University of Delhi, India), Jaideep Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India), Puja Anand Gulati (University of Delhi, India). © 2010. 378 pages.
The increasing prevalence of digital information systems and technologies compels libraries across the globe to update systems and provide users with a digital experience outside the confines of the structural library, providing useful benefits to the user while creating new areas of concern such as...
Author Cocitation Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline
Sean B. Eom (Southeast Missouri State University, USA). © 2009. 368 pages.
Over the past 80 years, the way that citation frequency was counted and analyzed changed dramatically from the early manual transcribing and statistical computation of citation data to computer-based citation data creation and its manipulation. Author Cocitation Analysis: Quantitative Methods for...
Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact
Yin-Leng Theng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Schubert Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Dion Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Jin-Cheon Na (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). © 2009. 690 pages.
As digital libraries expand in their proliferation, and as researchers, students, and consumers increasingly depend on them for their information needs, developers are keen to learn more about the design, use, and usability of these systems. The Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design...
Digital Literacy: Tools and Methodologies for Information Society
Pier Cesare Rivoltella (Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Italy). © 2008. 368 pages.
Currently in a state of cultural transition, global society is moving from a literary society to digital one, adopting widespread use of advanced technologies such as the Internet and mobile devices. Digital media has an extraordinary impact on society's formative processes, forcing a pragmatic...
Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice
Holly Yu (California State University, Los Angeles, USA), Scott Breivold (California State University, Los Angeles, USA). © 2008. 440 pages.
A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to...
Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions
Tim S. Roberts (Central Queensland University, Australia). © 2008. 320 pages.
Twenty years ago, plagiarism was seen as an isolated misdemeanor, restricted to a small group of students. Today it is widely recognized as a ubiquitous, systemic issue, compounded by the accessibility of content in the virtual environment. Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems & Solutions...
Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites: Case Studies
Holly Yu (California State University, Los Angeles, USA). © 2005. 282 pages.
Using database-driven web pages or web content management (WCM) systems to manage increasingly diverse web content and to streamline workflows is a commonly practiced solution recognized in libraries to-day. However, limited library web content management models and funding constraints prevent many...
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
Yin-Leng Theng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Schubert Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). © 2005. 395 pages.
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific showcases some of the best digital library practices from organizations in the Asia Pacific. Particular emphasis has been placed on the design, use and usability of digital libraries. Not only are digital libraries examined...
Technology Literacy Applications in Learning Environments
David Carbonara (Duquesne University, USA). © 2005. 385 pages.
Technology Literacy Applications in Learning Environments presents readers with a view of technology literacy in a learning environment. While word processing skills are important, the development of technology skills covers the areas of presentation software, storage, human interaction, and virtual...
Building a Virtual Library
Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida, USA), Bruce Lubotsky Levin (University of South Florida, USA). © 2003. 256 pages.
The organization, functioning, and the role of libraries in university communities continue to change dramatically. While academic research libraries continue to acquire information, organize it, make it available, and preserve it, the critical issues for their management teams in the twenty-first...