E books in Academic Libraries

Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

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  • Author : Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 1780630506
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E-books in Academic Libraries

E-books in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 December 2010
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Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing

Academic E-Books

Academic E-Books
  • Author : Suzanne M. Ward,Robert S. Freeman,Judith M. Nixon
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release : 15 November 2015
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E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians

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No Shelf Required
  • Author : Sue Polanka
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries
  • Author : Lucy A. Tedd,J. Andrew Large
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 01 January 2004
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This book introduces readers to the principles underlying digital libraries, illustrating these principles by reference to a wide range of digital library practices throughout the world. Individual chapters deal with issues such as: digital library users and the services that are offered to them, the standards and protocols with which digital libraries must operate in order to cooperate with other institutions, and issues such as the administration of digital libraries, including discussion of intellectual property rights and preservation issues. A

Licensing Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries

Licensing Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Corey S. Halaychik,Blake Reagan
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 02 March 2018
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Licensing Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries: A Practical Handbook provides librarians charged with reviewing, negotiating, and processing licenses with fundamental information that will ensure they not only understand the contents of a license, but are also able to successfully complete the licensing life cycle from start to finish. The contents of the monograph includes basic concepts, real word examples, and tips for negotiation. Ideal resource for both new and practicing librarians who are responsible for licensing information resources Written from

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Kelly Blessinger,Paul Hrycaj
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 February 2013
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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries

Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Katy Kavanagh Webb
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 16 February 2018
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Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries: A Decision Maker's Guide includes innovative ways libraries are engaging students, including the practice of setting aside high-tech spaces for creativity. Five models of library creative spaces are explored in this book, including digital media labs, digital humanities labs, makerspaces, data visualization labs and knowledge markets. The book explores creative spaces currently offered in libraries, with a focus on academic libraries. It gives real-world advice for the process of crafting a new space

The 21st Century Academic Library

The 21st Century Academic Library
  • Author : Mary K. Bolin
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 23 August 2017
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The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Michele Crump,LeiLani Freund
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 October 2012
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Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries surveys and evaluates the current practice of learning commons and research services within the academic library community in order to determine if these learning spaces are functioning as intended. To evaluate their findings, the authors examine the measurement tools that libraries have used to evaluate usage and satisfaction, including contemporary anthropological studies that provide a more detailed view of the student’s approach to research. The book takes a candid look

Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library

Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library
  • Author : Kathryn Dilworth,Laura Sloop Henzl
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 07 October 2016
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Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library: Philanthropy in Higher Education covers fundraising, a task that is often grouped into a combination role that may include, for example, the university museum or performance venue, thus diluting the opportunity for successful fundraising. Because the traditional model for higher education fundraising entails the cultivation of alumni from specific departments and colleges, the library is traditionally left out, often becoming a low-performing development area with smaller appropriations for fundraising positions. Most higher education development

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Judith Mavodza
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 06 July 2016
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Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview presents results from the overarching need for researchers to get relevant advice for their scholarly pursuits. This is even more critical in the fast changing environment, where even those who are established scholars find the new scholarly publishing paradigm hectic, and amateurs get easily intimidated. In the wake of the competitive ranking of universities, there is an added requirement for faculty to be involved with research activities so they can enhance the standing

Social Media

Social Media
  • Author : Nina Verishagen
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 26 November 2018
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Social Media: The Academic Library Perspective provides a step-by-step guide on social media as written by somebody who has already done the work. Made up of case studies written by authors at various institutions who provide different perspectives on their institution’s use of social media, the book highlights successes and failures, while also focusing on tips for social media management in the academic library that anybody in the community can interpret and adapt. Social media platforms are dealt with

Textbooks in Academic Libraries

Textbooks in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Chris Diaz
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 03 December 2018
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Shortly after the syllabi are posted, and long before the beginning of the term, interlibrary loan departments at academic libraries will have filled or rejected innumerable textbook requests. While it would be unwise if not impossible to buy and circulate every textbook at a college or university, there are many academic libraries who are selectively adding textbooks to their collections. And the practice seems to be gaining momentum. In this volume, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)

Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries

Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Joe, Jennifer,Knight, Elisabeth
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 01 March 2019
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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 networks will have on subsequent elections. As guides in the information world, it is thus important that librarians be well versed in social media. This has called attention to the relevance and urgency of incorporating social media use into the academic library, both as a marketing tool and as

Customer Service in Academic Libraries

Customer Service in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Stephen Mossop
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 06 October 2015
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The term 'customer service' is not new to the academic library community. Academic libraries exist to serve the needs of their community, and hence customer service is essential. However, the term can be applied in a variety of ways, from a thin veneer of politeness, to an all-encompassing ethic focussing organisational and individual attention on understanding and meeting the needs of the customer. For customers, the library’s Front Line team is the ‘human face’ of the library. How well