Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration

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) and Gladys Joy E. Entico (EastWest Bank, Philippines)
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 373
ISBN13: 9781466695429|ISBN10: 1466695420|EISBN13: 9781466695436|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9542-9


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, library professionals seek the best practices and management systems to implement in specialized library settings.

Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration presents the latest scholarly research on the existing and emerging trends in special library management including technological advancements, the importance of social media outlets, and the necessary professional practices to maintain efficiency and success within a library setting. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, librarians, and advanced level students interested in the management of special libraries in the digital age.

Topics Covered

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

  • Academic Library
  • Digital Library
  • E-Government
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law Library
  • Library Management
  • Social Media

Reviews and Testimonials

The 14 chapters in this collection report on trends, standards, and technological advancements in special libraries and information centers around the world. Librarians and others from the Middle East, Asia, the US, and France address standards and competencies, including technological competencies and skills for children's and youth librarians; knowledge management and partnerships, including the knowledge management programs of medical health libraries and electronic resource sharing in special library consortia; the management of law libraries, with discussion of e-government services and management in consortia; social media tools, uses in special collections, and the social media literacy of agricultural librarians; cloud-based library system platforms, services management systems, innovative products, and open environments; and special topics: local studies centers, cartographic collections, preservation management, and news agency libraries.

– ProtoView Reviews

The book is an excellent piece and contributes greatly to the library and information science field, especially to special libraries and special librarians. It elaborates the various ways special libraries share and make information resources available and accessible to users. It indicates the necessity for special librarians to always update their skills to meet the demand for current information in this information age.

– Bongnda Winifred Menyong, Chief Librarian, University of Bamenda, Cameroon

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Joseph M. Yap finished his Master of Library and Information Science from the University of the Philippines-Diliman – School of Library and Information Studies in 2010. He likewise finished his Bachelor of Library and Information Science from the same university with a distinction – Cum Laude in 2006. Joseph received meritorious awards from the following esteemed organizations: the 2014 Service Award from the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP), the 2013 Young Achiever Award given by the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association, and the 2012 Asian Early Career Award bestowed by the Special Libraries Association Asian Chapter. He finished 3rd during the 1st International Collegiate Information Literacy Contest in the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China in July 2010. He became the President of the ASLP in 2013 and also served the Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) as Secretary (2010) and Public Relations Officer (2008-2009). Joseph has published journal articles and book chapter contributions on collaboration, consortia, information literacy, social media, corporate social responsibility and library management.
Martin Julius Perez works as an Archivist at the Department of Foreign Affairs, and a Lecturer on archives and records management at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman. He finished his bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science (LIS) in April 2011 with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude, and currently taking his Master’s degree in LIS, both in UP Diliman. In 2011, he ranked second (2nd) in the nationwide Librarians’ Licensure Examination. He formerly worked for the Sto. Domingo Convent Archives and Library, the Far Eastern University Library, and the Carlos P. Romulo Library of the Foreign Service Institute. In addition, he is one of the Fellows selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2015 - the program that supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
Maria Cecilia Ingusan-Ayson is a Librarian at the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL), a special library on Filipiniana located at Makati City, Philippines. For over ten years, she has been performing vital library functions and handling various special projects. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science (2004) and units in Master of Library and Information Science from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. She ranked 6th in the Licensure Examination for Librarians (2004). She was a recipient of the “Diane K. Foster International Student Travel Award 2013” presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference in San Diego, California, USA.
Gladys Joy Enriquez Entico is currently the Records Management and Administration Officer of Eastwest Bank. She worked for three (3) years as the Unit Head of the Medical Informatics and Archiving Unit of the Medical Records Department of the Makati Medical Center in the Philippines. She finished both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City specializing in Archives Administration and Records Management. Ms. Entico is currently part of the Executive Members of the National Committee on Archives (NCA), under the Subcommission for Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).