Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS): 110 Volumes

Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS): 110 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Alfonso Ippolito (Sapienza University-Rome, Italy) and Carlo Inglese (Sapienza University-Rome, Italy)
ISSN: 2326-4136|EISSN: 2326-4144
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The Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series is comprised of high quality, research-oriented publications on the continuing developments and trends affecting the public, school, and academic fields, as well as specialized libraries and librarians globally. These discussions on professional and organizational considerations in library and information resource development and management assist in showcasing the latest methodologies and tools in the field.

The ALIS Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies.

Topics Covered

  • Academic Libraries in the Digital Age
  • Alternatives to Dewey Decimal System
  • Archive Management
  • Blogging in Libraries
  • Building and Space Planning
  • Cases on Library Management
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Censorship
  • Children and Youth Services
  • Collaborative Learning and Libraries
  • Collection Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Conservation
  • Continuing Education for Library Professionals
  • Copyright/Fair Use
  • Corporate Libraries
  • Databases
  • Digital Libraries
  • Digital Library Economics
  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Digitization Centers
  • Discoverability of E-Content in Libraries
  • Discovery Tools
  • Distance Learning and Librarianship
  • Diversity in Libraries
  • E-Books in Libraries
  • Effective Weeding Practices
  • Electronic Resources
  • Embedded Librarianship
  • Ethical Practices in Libraries
  • Ethics of Information
  • Evidence-Based Librarianship
  • Free Online Resources
  • Fundraising In Libraries
  • Future of Computing in Libraries
  • Gaming in Libraries
  • Green Libraries
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Side of Information Services
  • Image Management
  • Information Literacy
  • Institutional Repositories
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • International Library Statistics
  • Joint-Use Libraries
  • Journal Collections
  • K-12 Librarianship
  • Knowledge Management Learning (Course) Management Software
  • Librarian Education
  • Librarianship and Human Rights
  • Libraries as Community Centers
  • Library 2.0 Tools
  • Library Budget Allocation
  • Library Budgets in Times of Recession
  • Library Buildings and Design
  • Library Performance and Service
  • Licensing Issues
  • Managing Libraries
  • Marketing Library Products and Services
  • Mobile Library Services
  • Open Access
  • Outreach, Promotion, and Advocacy
  • Outsourcing of Library Services
  • Paraprofessionals in Libraries
  • Partnerships in Library Communities
  • Patents/Trademark Services
  • Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA)
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Identity of Librarians
  • Public Library Funding
  • Public Library Policy
  • Reader’s Advisory
  • Recruitment of Library Professionals
  • Remote Access Technologies
  • Research Habits of Students and Faculty
  • Resource Sharing in Libraries
  • Return on Investment (ROI) in Libraries
  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
  • Safety And Security in Libraries
  • Scholarly Communications for Libraries
  • Semantic Web and Libraries
  • Service Learning in Libraries
  • Social Networking Technologies
  • Staffing and Salaries in the Library Field
  • State Library Agencies
  • Storage Facilities
  • Subject Specialists in Libraries
  • Succession Planning in Libraries
  • Technologies Affecting Library Services
  • University Libraries in Developing Countries
  • User Experience (UX)
  • User Surveys and Focus Groups
  • User-Centered Technologies
  • Virtual Reference Services
  • Visual Literacy
  • Web-Based Bibliographic Instruction

Titles in Series

Navigating AI in Academic Libraries: Implications for Academic Research
Kathleen Sacco (Lake-Sumter State College, USA), Alison Norton (Lake-Sumter State College, USA), Kevin Arms (Lake-Sumter State College, USA)
Copyright © 2025. 320 pages.
Today’s research scholars face the problem of how to effectively navigate the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) while maintaining ethical integri...
Applying Qualitative Research Methods to Science and Management
Badr Bentalha (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco), Lhoussaine Alla (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco)
Copyright © 2025. 310 pages.
In academic research, qualitative analysis is a pillar for understanding complex phenomena in science and management. However, researchers and practitioners often fa...
Principles of Conducting Qualitative Research in Multicultural Settings
Ali Elhami (Unicaf University, Larnaca, Cyprus), Anita Roshan (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), Harish Chandan (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 280 pages.
In an increasingly globalized world, migration has become prevalent, with individuals seeking better opportunities in new environments. However, migrants often face...
Foundational Theories and Practical Applications of Qualitative Research Methodology
Hesham Mohamed Elsherif (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 474 pages.
Within the developing model of academic research, a notable shift is underway—an insistent pull towards unraveling the elusive 'why' that accompanies the ...
Design and Validation of Research Tools and Methodologies
Aicha Rahal (Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary), Maria Adorjan (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Hungary)
Copyright © 2024. 330 pages.
In academia, the quality of research is intricately linked to the methods and tools used in the research process. Linguistics, a field at the forefront of decipherin...
Improving Library Systems with AI: Applications, Approaches, and Bibliometric Insights
K.R. Senthilkumar (Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, India), R. Jagajeevan (Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, India)
Copyright © 2024. 326 pages.
As libraries transition into the digital age, they encounter a pressing challenge: outdated information systems hinder their ability to meet the diverse needs of pat...
Strengthening Ethical Standards and Practice in Academic Research and Writing
Muhammad Faisal Sultan (Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology, Pakistan), Imam Uddin (Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan), Aamir Firoz Shamsi (Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
Ethics, principles, and integrity have long been integral to academic research, yet the increasing concerns about ethical practices among academic researchers are un...
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Libraries
Iman Khamis (Northwestern University, Qatar)
Copyright © 2024. 308 pages.
With the constant evolution of technology, libraries must grapple with the urgent need to adapt or face obsolescence. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI)...
Examining Information Literacy in Academic Libraries
Sabelo Chizwina (North-West University, South Africa), Mathew Moyo (North-West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2024. 313 pages.
In the 21st century, information literacy emerges as the cornerstone of educational development. Despite its paramount significance, a stark reality persists — stude...
AI-Assisted Library Reconstruction
K.R. Senthilkumar (Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, India)
Copyright © 2024. 363 pages.
In an era marked by rapid technological progress, libraries find themselves at a crossroads grappling with the challenges posed by an information-rich yet digitally...
Challenges of Globalization and Inclusivity in Academic Research
Swati Chakraborty (GLA University, India & Concordia University, Canada)
Copyright © 2024. 301 pages.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, complexities arise in ensuring inclusivity and diversity in research practices. Challenges of Globalization and Inc...
Multidisciplinary Approach to Information Technology in Library and Information Science
Barbara Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (Retired)), Keshav Sinha (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India)
Copyright © 2024. 345 pages.
In the ever-evolving landscape of information technology within library and information science, scholars often find themselves navigating a complex web of diverse r...
Handbook of Research on Innovative Approaches to Information Technology in Library and Information Science
Barbara Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (Retired)), Keshav Sinha (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India)
Copyright © 2024. 427 pages.
In an era of rapid technological advancements, libraries have evolved to cater to the changing needs and aspirations of users and society at large. IT has emerged as...
Illuminating and Advancing the Path for Mathematical Writing Research
Madelyn W. Colonnese (Reading and Elementary Education Department, Cato College of Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Tutita M. Casa (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, USA), Fabiana Cardetti (Department of Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 389 pages.
Mathematical writing is essential for students’ math learning, but it’s often underutilized due to unclear guidelines. Mathematical writing is a mode of communicatio...
Emerging Technology-Based Services and Systems in Libraries, Educational Institutions, and Non-Profit Organizations
Dickson K. W. Chiu (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Kevin K. W. Ho (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Copyright © 2023. 353 pages.
The global economy and organizations are evolving to become service-oriented and driven by technology, and this is not just limited to commercial work. Further study...
Handbook of Research on Advancements of Contactless Technology and Service Innovation in Library and Information Science
Barbara Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (Retired))
Copyright © 2023. 388 pages.
In the past twenty years, contactless technology has been helping us to conduct transactions quickly, easily, and securely. Contactless is here to stay, and it is ex...
Perspectives on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries
Nandita S. Mani (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA), Michelle A. Cawley (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Emily P. Jones (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 320 pages.
In recent years, there has been an increased urgency and appeal to examine the impacts of systemic racism in all parts of society, and the field of library and infor...
Handbook of Research on Technological Advances of Library and Information Science in Industry 5.0
Barbara Jane Holland (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 549 pages.
Industry 5.0 is advancing the collaboration between humans and machines and is finding value through connected virtual and human experiences. This technological revo...
Global Perspectives on Sustainable Library Practices
Victoria Okojie (University of Abuja, Nigeria), Magnus Osahon Igbinovia (Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2023. 376 pages.
Libraries as social and service-based institutions are constantly seeking innovative and effective ways to meet the needs of their users and maintain relevance amids...
Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries
Mary E. Piorun (University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, USA), Regina Fisher Raboin (University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 358 pages.
The forming and nurturing of new partnerships and collaborations is a critical component of librarianship. Academic libraries have a long history of collaboration wi...
Handbook of Research on Academic Libraries as Partners in Data Science Ecosystems
Nandita S. Mani (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Michelle A. Cawley (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 415 pages.
Beyond providing space for data science activities, academic libraries are often overlooked in the data science landscape that is emerging at academic research insti...
Technological Advancements in Library Service Innovation
Manika Lamba (University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2022. 300 pages.
Innovations in library services are rapidly developing within numerous areas including building design, program and event planning, patron experience and engagement,...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship
Innocent Isa Ekoja (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria), Esoswo Francisca Ogbomo (Delta State University, Nigeria), Omorodion Okuonghae (Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2022. 430 pages.
A fundamental dynamism of the library is its continuous adoption of trending technologies and innovations for enhanced service delivery. To meet the needs of library...
Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities
Mohamed Taher (Canadian Multifaith Federation, Canada)
Copyright © 2022. 565 pages.
In achieving civic engagement and social justice in smart cities, literacy programs are offered in the society by three essential information service providers: libr...
Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science
Barbara Jane Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (retired) & Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 574 pages.
Due to changes in the learning and research environment, changes in the behavior of library users, and unique global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, libra...
Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Josiline Phiri Chigwada (Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe), Godfrey Tsvuura (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2021. 407 pages.
Information and records management has been an important part of society for establishing procedures to effectively manage information. As technology has increased i...
Data Analysis and Methods of Qualitative Research: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Silas Memory Madondo (CeDRE International Africa, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2021. 249 pages.
An intellectual property discussion is central to qualitative research projects, and ethical guidelines are essential to the safe accomplishment of research projects...
Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Barbara Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 537 pages.
Since the spread of COVID-19, conferences have been canceled, schools have closed, and libraries around the world are facing difficult decisions on which services to...
Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination
Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Rexwhite Tega Enakrire (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Oluwole Olumide Durodolu (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Vusi Wonderboy Tsabedze (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa), Joseph M. Ngoaketsi (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 538 pages.
The convergence of technologies and emergence of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary modus of knowledge production justify the need for research that explores th...
Big Data Applications for Improving Library Services
Sangeeta Namdev Dhamdhere (Modern College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Pune, India)
Copyright © 2021. 211 pages.
Today, libraries must provide various web-based services, social media, and internet to patrons in order to adequately support their information needs. In addition t...
Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social, Political, and Economic Development
Priti Jain (University of Botswana, Botswana), Nathan Mnjama (University of Botswana, Botswana), O. Oladokun (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2021. 360 pages.
Open access publishing can be used as a strategic tool to avail access to information and achieve universal literacy. Open access has gained importance over the past...
Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries
Viviana Fernández-Marcial (University of A Coruña, Spain), Llarina González-Solar (University of A Coruña, Spain & General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Belgium)
Copyright © 2021. 344 pages.
Academic libraries have traditionally had two key functions, to support teaching and to support research. In an evolving and competitive university environment, alon...
Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries
Barbara Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 253 pages.
Over the years, new IT approaches have manifested, including digital transformation, cloud computing, and the internet of things (IoT). They have had a profound impa...
Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management
S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2020. 315 pages.
Education is a fundamental human right, yet much of the world's population lives with poor literacy. Due to rapidly growing technology and internet usage, open e...
Metamodernism and Changing Literacy: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Valerie J. Hill (Texas Woman's University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 283 pages.
An exploration of Metamodernism, the philosophical framework based on the post-2000 historical and cultural moment, helps in understanding digital citizenship beyond...
Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Reysa Alenzuela (The University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus, Vanuatu), Heesop Kim (Kyungpook National University, South Korea), Danilo M. Baylen (University of West Georgia, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 322 pages.
Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic process that seeks to align initiatives for globally-oriented and internationally-connected programs that is essent...
Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research
C. Baskaran (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2020. 162 pages.
Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with tracking the impact and reach that their research has on the academic community. Through the implementation of a...
Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research
Patrick Ngulube (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2020. 639 pages.
In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light...
Innovations in the Designing and Marketing of Information Services
John Jeyasekar Jesubright (Forensic Sciences Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, India), P Saravanan (Lekshmipuram College of Arts and Science, India)
Copyright © 2020. 293 pages.
Compounded with the emergence of information technology, information services have become more complex. In order to break the bottleneck in providing information ser...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science
Anna Kaushik (University of Kota, India), Ashok Kumar (Maharishi Markandeshwar University (Deemed), India), Payel Biswas (Institute of Urban Transport, India)
Copyright © 2020. 434 pages.
With the perpetual advancements of technology, library and information science professionals are tasked with understanding these technologies and providing accurate...
Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users
Nkem Ekene Osuigwe (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 284 pages.
Information in today’s modernized world has become much more attainable with the use of technology. A resource that has fallen victim to this are library services. W...
Novel Theories and Applications of Global Information Resource Management
Zuopeng (Justin) Zhang (University of North Florida, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 405 pages.
With technology creating a more competitive market, the global economy has been continually evolving in recent years. These technological developments have drastical...
Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries
S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2020. 296 pages.
Collection assessment can be defined as the systematic quantitative and qualitative measurement of the degree to which a library’s collections meet the library’s goa...
Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research
Mette Lise Baran (Cardinal Stritch University, USA), Janice Elisabeth Jones (Cardinal Stritch University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 315 pages.
Research that has been presented primarily by quantitative research can benefit from the voice of the participants and the added value of the different perspective t...
Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories
Nikos Koutras (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Copyright © 2020. 319 pages.
In today’s modern age where information is constantly being shared, intellectual property and protection remains a crucial aspect in economic development. Open acces...
Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions
Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2020. 394 pages.
At a time when budgets are dwindling, libraries must overcome insularity through collaborative initiatives that allow them to support each other through resource sha...
Critical Approaches to Information Retrieval Research
Muhammad Sarfraz (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
Copyright © 2020. 355 pages.
Information retrieval (IR) is considered to be the science of searching for information from a variety of information sources related to texts, images, sounds, or mu...
Handbook of Research on Digital Devices for Inclusivity and Engagement in Libraries
Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 491 pages.
The rapid advances taking place in information and communication technologies are enabling transformation in libraries irrespective of their types. What used to be a...
Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries
Raj Kumar Bhardwaj (University of Delhi, India), Paul Banks (The Royal Society of Medicine, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 418 pages.
Handling and archiving data should be done in a highly professional and quality-controlled manner. For academic and research libraries, it is required to know how to...
Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation
Viktor Wang (Liberty University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 475 pages.
Traditional methods of viewing the world through the scientific method or instrumental knowledge do not adequately serve the needs of theory, research, and practice...
Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries
Jennifer Joe (University of Toledo, USA), Elisabeth Knight (Western Kentucky University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 319 pages.
The subject of the use of social media has renewed interest because of the impact that it had on the last U.S. presidential election and the impact that social media...
Enhancing the Role of ICT in Doctoral Research Processes
Kwong Nui Sim (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2019. 278 pages.
Information communication technologies (ICT) have long been important in supporting doctoral study. Though ICTs have been integrated into educational practices at al...
Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
M. Rezaul Islam (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh & Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia & University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 320 pages.
The importance of scientific investigation and research is becoming more pronounced in today’s society, with many organizations relying on this research to make info...
Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation
Antonio Sandu (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania), Ana Frunza (LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania), Elena Unguru (University of Oradea, Romania)
Copyright © 2019. 373 pages.
A particularly important component of any research project is its ethical dimensions which can refer to varied categories of practice – from the protection of human...
Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines
Viktor Wang (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 372 pages.
There is no singular ‘best’ method of research. The differing nature of various research endeavors warrant multiple ways of generating knowledge, sharing knowledge,...
Marginalia in Modern Learning Contexts
Alan J. Reid (Coastal Carolina University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 250 pages.
Although reading can be regarded as an isolated and private endeavor, the white space in the margins of a printed book or the comments section at the end of an onlin...
Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 684 pages.
As the academic and scholarly landscape are continuously enhanced by the advent of new technology, librarians must be aware and informed to develop and implement bes...
Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives
Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Harare Polytechnic, Zimbabwe & University of South Africa, South Africa), Alexander M. Rusero (Harare Polytechnic, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2019. 263 pages.
New forms of digitalization and digital media technologies are positively and negatively disrupting the free flow of information preservation. These new technologies...
Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals
S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 410 pages.
With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them t...
Innovative Applications of Knowledge Discovery and Information Resources Management
Susan Swayze (The George Washington University, USA), Valerie Ford (ISP Global Communications LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 325 pages.
Technological advancements have become an integral part of life, impacting the way we work, communicate, make decisions, learn, and play. As technology continually p...
Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs
Anna Kaushik (University of Kota, India)
Copyright © 2018. 309 pages.
Online education plays an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into the library and information science programs...
Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age
Swati Bhattacharyya (University of California – Riverside, USA), K Rama Patnaik (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India)
Copyright © 2018. 286 pages.
The current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a...
Handbook of Research on Innovative Techniques, Trends, and Analysis for Optimized Research Methods
Viktor Wang (Grand Canyon University, USA), Thomas G. Reio Jr. (Florida International University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 445 pages.
Information acquisition and management has always had a profound impact on societal and organizational progression. This is due to higher education programs continuo...
Measuring the Validity of Usage Reports Provided by E-Book Vendors: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Aiping Chen-Gaffey (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA), Heather Getsay (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 130 pages.
Electronic publications are proving to be a popular resource for many consumers. It is imperative that the credibility of vendor-supplied usage data is analyzed in o...
Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Megan Lowe (University of Louisiana – Monroe, USA), Lindsey M. Reno (University of New Orleans, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 168 pages.
Longevity and sustainability in a career field is dependent upon a number of factors. Evaluating the mental and emotional issues that academic librarians face can pr...
Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries
Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), Tom Kwanya (The Technical University of Kenya, Kenya)
Copyright © 2018. 461 pages.
Taking into consideration the variety of information being created, produced, and published, the acquisition and archiving of e-resources by digital libraries is rap...
Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces
Laura Costello (Stony Brook University, USA), Meredith Powers (Brooklyn Public Library, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 274 pages.
Library services are dependent on technology tools in order to host, distribute, and control content. Today, many libraries are creating, testing, and supporting the...
Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic
Raj Kumar Bhardwaj (St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2018. 325 pages.
The development of online digital libraries has enhanced the availability of printed materials. By implementing these systems, this ensures the access of material to...
The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael Mabe (Chesterfield County Public Library, USA), Emily A. Ashley (Chesterfield County, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 119 pages.
Disasters can happen without warning and cause detrimental damage to society. By planning and conducting research beforehand, businesses can more effectively aid in...
Library and Information Services for Bioinformatics Education and Research
Shri Ram (Thapar University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 291 pages.
The delivery and availability of information resources is a vital concern to professionals across multiple fields. This is particularly vital to data intensive profe...
Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries
Bhojaraju Gunjal (National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India)
Copyright © 2017. 381 pages.
Knowledge management strategies play an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into higher education sectors for us...
Interdisciplinary Digital Preservation Tools and Technologies
Tariq Ashraf (University of Delhi, India), Naresh Kumar (American Center Library, India)
Copyright © 2017. 281 pages.
The way information is shared and retained has evolved throughout the years. This progression into the digital age provides longevity and easy accessibility of infor...
Library Technology Funding, Planning, and Deployment
Edward Iglesias (Stephen F. Austin State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 257 pages.
Advancements in technology are impacting many businesses and institutions, including libraries. As such, it is increasingly imperative to research purchasing methods...
Academic Library Development and Administration in China
Lian Ruan (Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Qiang Zhu (Peking University, China), Ying Ye (Nanjing University, China)
Copyright © 2017. 391 pages.
As the Chinese economy develops, academic libraries continue to evolve and provide indispensable services for their users. Throughout this growth, the scientific and...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Digital Preservation and Information Modeling
Alfonso Ippolito (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Michela Cigola (University of Cassino and South Latium, Italy)
Copyright © 2017. 649 pages.
The effective use of technology offers numerous benefits in protecting cultural heritage. With the proper implementation of these tools, the management and conservat...
Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries
Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2016. 359 pages.
Digital libraries have been established worldwide to make information more readily available, and this innovation has changed the way information seekers interact wi...
E-Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries
Egbert de Smet (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Sangeeta Dhamdhere (Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India)
Copyright © 2016. 401 pages.
Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opp...
Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations
Brian Doherty (New College of Florida, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 309 pages.
In order to meet the needs of a changing and demanding society, many academic institutions face great competition for highly coveted, yet dwindling, resources. Tradi...
Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations
Brian Doherty (New College of Florida, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 367 pages.
A vital component of any academic institution, libraries are held to and expected to maintain certain standards. In order to meet these standards and better accommod...
Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration
Joseph M. Yap (De La Salle University, Philippines), Martin Julius V. Perez (Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines), Maria Cecilia I. Ayson (Filipinas Heritage Library, Philippines), Gladys Joy E. Entico (EastWest Bank, Philippines)
Copyright © 2016. 373 pages.
The digital age has transformed the structure and management of libraries around the world. With an increased focus on technology and its use in library management,...
Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries
Emy Nelson Decker (Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, USA), Jennifer A. Townes (Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 676 pages.
Special interest in topics relating to library management over the last decade has led to the close examination of crisis management practice among library professio...
Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2015. 422 pages.
The quality of library collections depends heavily on the initial assessment requirements. An accurate assessment assists with meeting the goals and missions of the...
Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries
Kathleen L. Sacco (State University of New York at Fredonia, USA), Scott S. Richmond (State University of New York at Fredonia, USA), Sara M. Parme (State University of New York at Fredonia, USA), Kerrie Fergen Wilkes (State University of New York at Fredonia, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 367 pages.
Digital Humanities is a burgeoning field of research and education concerned with the intersection of technology and history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, mu...
Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries
Sheila Bonnand (Montana State University, USA), Mary Anne Hansen (Montana State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 376 pages.
The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services...
Integrating Video Game Research and Practice in Library and Information Science
Jacob A. Ratliff (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 300 pages.
Video games are now a ubiquitous form of media used by the majority of the American population. However, the academic research field surrounding this genre does not...
Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development
Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2015. 388 pages.
As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While...
Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources
Kiyomi D. Deards (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA), Gene R. Springs (The Ohio State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 321 pages.
As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science,...
Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice
Jia Tina Du (University of South Australia, Australia), Qinghua Zhu (Nanjing University, China), Andy Koronios (University of South Australia, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 372 pages.
Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions...
Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts
Valeda F. Dent (Long Island University, USA), Geoff Goodman (Long Island University, USA), Michael Kevane (Santa Clara University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 277 pages.
Around the word, in developed as well as developing countries, libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information re...
Technology and Professional Identity of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian
Deborah Hicks (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 280 pages.
The library profession has changed rapidly in the wake of advanced technologies. Once regarded as the gatekeepers of information found in books, today’s library prof...
Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments
Joseph Walker (IT Consultant, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 300 pages.
Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for infor...
Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries
Nihar K. Patra (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management, India), Bharat Kumar (Management Development Institute, India), Ashis K. Pani (XLRI, Jamshedpur, India)
Copyright © 2014. 280 pages.
As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the variou...
Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries
Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere (Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India)
Copyright © 2014. 385 pages.
The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies util...
Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future
Samantha Schmehl Hines (University of Montana - Missoula College, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 313 pages.
As more associations struggle with limited professional development funding, the opportunities for library and information experts to advance their skills are being...
Information Access and Library User Needs in Developing Countries
Mohammed Nasser AI-Suqri (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman), Linda L. Lillard (Clarion University, USA), Naifa Eid AI-Saleem (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Copyright © 2014. 286 pages.
While high quality library and information services continue to thrive and strengthen economic and social development, much of the knowledge that exists on user’s ne...
Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships
Kathryn Kennedy (International Association for K-12 Online Learning, USA), Lucy Santos Green (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 282 pages.
Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignme...
Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship
Susmita Chakraborty (University of Calcutta, India), Anup Kumar Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Copyright © 2014. 406 pages.
With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental...
Advancing Library Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design
Ari Sigal (Catawba Valley Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 339 pages.
As learning moves into a more innovative and technological environment, it becomes increasingly important that library education continues to adapt and understand th...
Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions
Rosanne M Cordell (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 254 pages.
As classrooms and universities strive to adapt their instructional methods to an ever progressing technological age, it is imperative that academic libraries also re...
Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries
S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2013. 348 pages.
Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in highe...
Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation
Edward Iglesias (Central Connecticut State University, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 260 pages.
In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of thes...
Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies
Colleen Cool (Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, USA), Kwong Bor Ng (Queens College, CUNY, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 275 pages.
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 wit...
Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services
Tariq Ashraf (University of Delhi, India), Puja Anand Gulati (University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2013. 440 pages.
In the past decade, technology and the digital age has continued to shape our society. As corporations and universities continue to transition into the digital world...
Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions
Laurie Selwyn (Law Librarian [Ret.], USA), Virginia Eldridge (Grayson County, Texas Law Library, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 343 pages.
While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public...
Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices
Sara Holder (McGill University, Canada)
Copyright © 2013. 506 pages.
Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to t...
Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape
Jesus Tramullas (University of Zaragoza, Spain), Piedad Garrido (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Copyright © 2013. 246 pages.
The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library autom...
Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries
Mary Pagliero Popp (Indiana University, USA), Diane Dallis (Indiana University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 754 pages.
“Resource discovery” has many meanings, and it is now being defined as library research software that allows a library user to search multiple Web-based resources si...
Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers
Diane M. Fulkerson (University of South Florida Polytechnic Library, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 234 pages.
The growth of the Internet over the past 20 years has caused a fundamental shift in the way library materials are accessed. Remote Access Technologies for Library Co...
Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions
Karen Ellis (Taylor Public Library, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 256 pages.
Public libraries must connect to their local communities. Considering modern funding constraints, this can be best done by collaborating and partnering with other lo...
E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts
Sue Polanka (Wright State University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 312 pages.
Without question, reference collections have changed. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift where publishers are focusing on a future with electronic content and f...

Editorial Advisory Board

Nancy  Mactague, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian Aurora University, USA
Nancy J. Mactague currently provides reference, instruction, and outreach services at Aurora University in Illinois and also been a university library director and art librarian.  She has a special interest in the provision of academic student support services in higher education, about which she has spoken and been published in the United States and Europe.  She holds Doctor of Education and Master's degrees in Art History and Library Science.

Paul Glassman, Felician College, USA
Paul Glassman is Associate Professor and Director of the Library at Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, and teaches art librarianship and library design in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. He co-edited the Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, published in London by Facet, and is a frequent reviewer and contributor to Library Journal.

Brian Coutts, Western Kentucky University, USA
Brian Coutts is head of the Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He's co-author of three reference books and a contributor to several others. He has also selected the "Best Reference Sources of the Year" for Library Journal for more than two decades, chairs the Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board, and serves on the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American History from Louisiana State University.

Kathryn Bartelt, University of Evansville, USA
Kathy Bartelt, MSLS from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, currently holds the position of Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Evansville Libraries.  Prior to this recent appointment, she served as the Collection Management Librarian at Evansville overseeing circulation and interlibrary loan activities.  She is active in the Indiana Library Federation, serving on the boards of the Indiana Academic Library Association and the ILL/Circulation Division.

Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries, USA
Sue Polanka is the moderator of “No Shelf Required,” a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers.  She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio.  She has served on Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board for 10 years, acting as Chair from 2007-2010, and she also writes a column for RBB, Off The Shelf, discussing electronic reference issues.

Eloise Hitchcock, Cumberland University, USA
Eloise Hitchcock is an Associate Professor and Director of the Doris & Harry Vise Library at Cumberland University. Before coming to Cumberland, she was the Associate Library Director at Western Carolina University. She has also previously held positions at Tennessee Technological University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of the South and Berea College. Eloise holds a B.S. degree in history from Technological University and an M.S.L.S. from the University of Tennessee.

Robert T. Ivey, University of Memphis Libraries, USA
Robert T. Ivey is Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, where he creates original or complex adaptive cataloging records for monographs and audio-visual formats and is an LC Classification specialist. He is also the author of Perceptions of the Future of Cataloging: Is the Sky Really Falling? (Routledge, 2009). He holds a Master’s in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Romance Philology from University of North Carolina

Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal, USA
Margaret Heilbrun is associate editor, Library Journal Book Review, where she oversees selecting, assigning, and editing books for review in categories across the humanities and social sciences, as well as professional library literature. She holds an MLS from Columbia University as well as a subject Masters in American Civilization. Prior to coming to Library Journal, she held positions at the New-York Historical Society, including manuscripts cataloger, curator of manuscripts, and library director. She is editor of Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert (Columbia University Press, 2000).

Ari Sigal, Catawba Valley Community College, USA and Appalachian State University, USA
Ari Sigal received his MLS in 1985 and has since done reference and administrative work in public, academic, and special libraries. Since 2004, he has worked for Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC as Library Director (to 2009) and currently as Director of the Accessing Scholarly Knowledge Program, an innovative service providing research to students, faculty, and staff as well as the community. From 2003-2006, he reviewed nonfiction books for Library Journal. Since 2007, Ari has been an adjunct instructor for the Program in Library Science at Appalachian State University.

Vicki Bloom Indiana University South Bend, USA
Vicki Bloom is the Dean of Library Services at Indiana University South Bend. Prior to her appointment in 2010, she headed Reference Services at the University of California Riverside’s Rivera Library. Over the course of her 30 year career, she has worked in academic, special and medical libraries. Currently a member of ARCL and LAMA, Vicki was active for many years in the CODES and MARS sections of ALA’s RUSA division chairing/participating on the Reference Sources Committee, Dartmouth Medal Committee, Best Free Reference Web, and the Louis B. Shores Medal, and others. She received her M.S. in Library Science from Wayne State University in Detroit.