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Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age : Chandos Information Professional - Lili Li

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age

Chandos Information Professional

By: Lili Li

Paperback Published: 13th February 2009
ISBN: 9781843343202
Number Of Pages: 308

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This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age. It provides academic executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, LIS students, managers, trainers and other professionals with the latest information for developing trends of emerging technologies applied to student-centred and service-oriented academic learning environments. This book explores various fields where key emerging technologies may have great implications on academic library information technologies, academic library management, academic library information services, and academic library internal operations.

  • Reflects most recent emerging technologies which might impact on library administrations, resources, services and instructions
  • Draws a clear roadmap how and where to monitor emerging technologies which began to emerge under academic library environments
  • Provides practical and realistic suggestions and solutions how to utilize emerging technologies in academic learning environments

Industry Reviews

...a remarkable job of compiling a comprehensive list of new technologies and highlighting their importance for the academic library., Library Review
...an invaluable guide to the teaching of information professionals for the academic library as well as being a considerable reference for current staff as they establish strategic directions for the future., Library Review
...this is an outstanding work of very real value to all those in the area of academic library as well as many beyond that in the information profession generally., Library Review

List of figures and tablesp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
About the authorp. xxiii
Overview: Emerging and Cutting-Edge Technologies and Academic Libraries
Emerging and cutting-edge technologies: concepts and featuresp. 3
Introductionp. 4
Defining emerging and cutting-edge technologiesp. 5
Who's who: emerging vs cutting-edge technologiesp. 8
Tracks left by emerging and cutting-edge technologiesp. 10
Real-world examplesp. 11
Summaryp. 15
Exercisesp. 16
Case studiesp. 16
References and further informationp. 18
Understanding academic libraries in the changing worldp. 19
Introductionp. 19
An academic library's new missionp. 20
New functions in academic librariesp. 22
New academic library user servicesp. 24
Real-world examplesp. 26
Summaryp. 29
Exercisesp. 31
Case studiesp. 32
References and further informationp. 33
Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age
Where will emerging technologies lead in academic libraries?p. 37
Introductionp. 38
Where to follow emerging technologies in academic libraries?p. 38
Academic library information technology architecturesp. 39
Two golden keys to solving puzzlesp. 42
Real-world examplesp. 44
Summaryp. 46
Exercisesp. 49
Case studiesp. 49
References and further informationp. 51
Emerging technologies for academic libraries in the digital agep. 53
Introductionp. 54
Artificial intelligencep. 54
Computer technology: hardwarep. 57
Computer technology: softwarep. 62
Digital technologyp. 73
Instructional technologyp. 76
Multimedia technologyp. 79
Nanotechnologyp. 81
Network technologyp. 83
Telecommunication technologyp. 86
Video technologyp. 92
Web and web technologiesp. 94
Real-world examplesp. 101
Summaryp. 102
Exercisesp. 103
Case studiesp. 104
References and further informationp. 106
Impacts of Emerging Technologies
Impacts on academic library administrators and executivesp. 115
Introductionp. 116
Impacts on academic library administrators and executivesp. 117
Emerging technology projects in the academic worldp. 124
Challenges for academic library administrators and executivesp. 126
Real-world examplesp. 133
Summaryp. 134
Exercisesp. 135
Case studiesp. 136
References and further informationp. 138
Impacts on management information systems in academic librariesp. 141
Introductionp. 142
Fundamental concepts for information and information systemsp. 142
MIS in academic librariesp. 144
Impacts on MIS in academic librariesp. 147
Real-world examplesp. 151
Summaryp. 152
Exercisesp. 153
Case studiesp. 153
References and further informationp. 155
Impacts on academic library information servicesp. 157
Introductionp. 157
Current academic library information servicesp. 158
Impacts on academic library information servicesp. 160
Leading emerging technology projects for academic librariesp. 163
Real-world examplesp. 165
Summaryp. 166
Exercisesp. 167
Case studiesp. 168
References and further informationp. 169
Impacts on academic librariansp. 171
Introductionp. 172
Academic librarians in the digital agep. 173
Impacts on academic librariansp. 178
Real-world examplesp. 185
Summaryp. 186
Exercisesp. 187
Case studiesp. 187
References and further informationp. 189
Outlook for the Future
The eve of drastic changesp. 193
Introductionp. 193
Larry Ellison's dream: the collapse of the Microsoft empirep. 194
Google: a new giant in the digital agep. 196
Google's super-weapon: the network operating systemp. 198
Real-world examplesp. 199
Summaryp. 200
Exercisesp. 201
Case studiesp. 202
References and further informationp. 203
Leveraging academic library information services in the digital agep. 205
Introductionp. 206
Developing trends in information technology in academic librariesp. 206
Future web-based information technology architecture in academic librariesp. 208
Leveraging academic library information services in the digital agep. 211
Real-world examplesp. 221
Summaryp. 222
Exercisesp. 225
Case studiesp. 226
References and further informationp. 228
Selected guide to information resources for emerging technologiesp. 229
Academic libraries in 100 of the world's most famous universitiesp. 233
Glossaryp. 247
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9781843343202
ISBN-10: 1843343207
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 13th February 2009
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.54