Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users
Core Reference Title

Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Library & Information Science for 2019.

Nkem Ekene Osuigwe (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions, Nigeria)
Release Date: November, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 284
ISBN13: 9781799811169|ISBN10: 1799811166|EISBN13: 9781799811183|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1116-9


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. What was once a staple of knowledge and communication has failed to keep pace with recent advancements in information service providers. Library practitioners need to learn how to manage change, build influence, and adapt their services to remain relevant within local communities. Libraries can continue to play a key role in future aspects of information provision, but proper research is a necessity.

Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users is a collection of innovative research that encapsulates practices, concepts, ideas, and proposals that would chart pathways for libraries of all types to envision and understand how to thrive and remain relevant in the competitive information provision environment. It is expected to motivate librarians and information scientists to probe further into how libraries would better serve user communities of the 21st century who have options of accessing information from sources other than from libraries. While highlighting topics including artificial intelligence, human design thinking, and alternative finance, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information specialists, architects, data scientists, researchers, community development practitioners, policymakers, faculty members, and students seeking current research on emerging advancements in library optimization.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Community Engagement
  • Developmental Challenges
  • Human Design Thinking
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Library Architecture
  • LIS Education
  • Resource Development

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