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Library Technology and Digital Resources
by Marie Keen Shaw
Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to:
- Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts;
- Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital resources;
- Understand the complexity and options of licensing and usage agreements for digital resources;
- Know copyright permissions and acceptable use guidelines for digital resources.
- Understand the basic technologies that support library digital resources including network structures, software applications, and protocols;
- Distinguish between directories and search engines as they relate to digital resources as well as be able to employ advance search skills effectively;
- Explore the resources of global, national, and state digital libraries and their collections;
- Use government databases and other digitized systems and information sources;
- Find exemplary digital resources though other agencies such as museums, university collections and other sources that librarians can share with patrons.
- Create local digital resources of primary and historical materials and artifacts with metadata and cataloging for searchable access.
- Interpret meaning from library digital resources using visual literacy skills.
- Promote library digital resources through a variety of means including social media and online options.
Leading from the Library
by McClintock Miller Shannon, William Bass
Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners
by Rita Pellen, William Miller
Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners takes a comprehensive look at efforts by librarians and information specialists to provide distance learners with effective services that match those already available on campus. With the development of the World Wide Web and the evolution of Web-based services, reference librarians are adding a human element to the virtual library, blurring the difference between distance learners and traditional users. This unique book examines how they deal with a wide range of related topics, including standards and guidelines, copyright issues, streaming media, and chat and digital references, and presents a historical overview of how reference and instructional services have been delivered to distance users—before and after the creation of the Internet.
Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners reveals that librarians do not make a sharp distinction between reference and instruction within the context of distance learning, and that there is no clear boundary between “true” distance learners and more traditional students who might use services designed for nontraditional users. Online capabilities have allowed reference librarians to approximate services advocated by published guidelines and standards, including the ACRL Distance Learning Section’s Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services, to provide a framework for librarians to plan services for off-campus students.
Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners provides practical information on:
- how librarians can “keep IT simple” when designing methods to access reference support
- why library Web sites are vital sources of communication between the distance learning student and the reference-based instructional component
- how to set up a university chat service, including software selection, staff training and assessment
- how to provide students services beyond traditional provision of resources, including advising, enrollment, and payment of fees
- how to create an online assistance site that incorporates online versions of traditional print handouts, FAQs, subject guides, course-specific guides, learning modules, and instructional videos in one central location
- how to work with faculty to create online support for students in Blackboard courses
- the pros and cons of using open-source software
- how to create an online library assistance site
- how to create online information literacy course to teach independent research skills to remote students
- how to avoid copyright infringement and how to educate library personnel about copyright law
- how to use Camtasia Studio, a screen capture program to create audio and video for online presentations
Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.
Homework Help from the Library
by Carol F. Intner
– More than 3,800 expert contributors collaborate with our editors and researchers to ensure that articles are accurate and reflect current scholarship.
– World Book revision rates make it the most current and up-to-date encyclopedia available.
– More than 65 new and 3,000 revised articles.
– Highlighting the 2008 edition are new and expanded articles on electronic games, Google, Inc., George Clooney, and Maria Sharapova, among many others.
Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet: Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments
by Bolisani, Ettore
In today’s networked societies, a key factor of the social and economic success is the capability to exchange, transfer, and share knowledge. In the wide-ranging area of knowledge management, the issue of knowledge exchange in networked environments emerges in several application fields, and is treated with different approaches.
Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet: Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments proposes a vast panorama of research on the topic while presenting a variety of viewpoints, approaches, and indications of the shared elements intended as the foundations of an emerging and fascinating multidisciplinary field.