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Technology, Change and the Academic Library

Technology, Change and the Academic Library
Case Studies, Trends and Reflections

by Jeremy Atkinson

  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 2020-09-28
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0128232285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how managers can apply lessons from real cases worldwide

Managing Change in Academic Libraries

Managing Change in Academic Libraries
A Book

by Joseph J. Branin

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1560248106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Managing Change in Academic Libraries helps academic librarians plan, implement, and manage changes to the fundamental structure of their organizations. It shows readers that in academic libraries the two driving forces behind most change are economics and technology. Declines in funding for education and in the purchasing power of libraries have made it impossible to maintain the status quo, let alone realize growth, in traditional information services and collection development. Add to this downward trend in library economics, the explosion of new information technology and its potential for radically altering communications and knowledge management, and one has the ingredients for some amazing changes in libraries. To help manage these many changes, chapters in Managing Change in Academic Libraries approach change with a mixture of radical and rational ideas. Readers learn academic librarians’views on dealing with change as they read about: an environmental scan which identifies both internal and external forces that are increasing the amount and scope of change in academic libraries technological change and its impact in academic libraries the academic library director's role as an agent of change how two large library systems managed to change in some very fundamental ways when faced with serious economic and political challenges difficult personnel issues faced by academic libraries as they move into new organizational structures and adopt new management styles the future of traditional reference services in light of rapid developments in computing and networking how to change bibliographic control to better serve the changing expectations and needs of user communities conducting a restructuring study and recommendations for organizational change in a large research library system Each chapter shows academic librarians how they can respond imaginatively and nimbly to economic, political, and technological change that envelopes their professional work life. Academic librarians will refer to Managing Change in Academic Libraries again and again as a survival tool as they meet with challenging and unpredictable changes.

Adoption of Mobile Technology to Enhance Academic Library Services

Adoption of Mobile Technology to Enhance Academic Library Services
A Case of Capital University

by Lindiwe Eunice Mtshali

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The services of many academic libraries have remained stagnant for many years. They have not been responding to rapid technology change. As a result, some of these libraries have become reactive in the services that they provide to their users. The reactive approach has impact on the activities and processes of the consumers. The impacts are associated to the overall performance of the institution. These challenges have triggered innovation for change in some institutions of higher learning in many countries including South Africa. The technological solutions include the adoption of Mobile Technology to improve and enhance library's services. The study investigated how Mobile Technology could be adopted to enhance the services of academic library, this include investigation on the factors which influence and impact technology adoption. Factors influencing the adoption of Mobile Technology were identified from the findings, and a Framework was developed. The primary aim of the Framework is to guide adoption and use of Mobile Technology for an improved and enhanced service which are provided by library.

Innovation in Academic Libraries During a Time of Crisis

Innovation in Academic Libraries During a Time of Crisis
A Book

by Dane Ward

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9781303688621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During a period of rapid social and technological change, academic Academic libraries and librarianship are experiencing a period of great change, or crisis, influenced by multiple factors including emerging technologies, declining budgets, and changing information. More than a transitory historical phase, these changes represents a fundamental transition between paradigms (Kuhn, 1962). Academic libraries and librarianship are moving from a paradigm focused on collections and books to a paradigm focused on learning. Within this context, innovations are new processes, services and products that facilitate this transition to the new paradigm. Beyond this definitional work, the work serves as an exploration of the processes by which the members of, and groups within, academic library communities implement innovation. Relying on social movement theory, I maintain that innovation is a process of collective action. The three core elements of McAdam, McCarthy and Zald's (1996) synthesis of social movement theory¬¬ (framing contests, mobilizing structures, and political opportunity structures) are applied to academic libraries and librarianship. My adaptations of these elements form the basis of The Model of Academic Library Innovation. The Model also features leadership based in complexity theory. The findings of this exploratory research are illustrated by examples from three libraries at which I conducted interviews and observed meetings and other activities. The adaptation of McAdam, McCarthy and Zald's (1996) synthesis suggests that innovation in academic libraries requires greater attention to the processes that bridge differences between individuals and groups. Whereas social movements focus on conflict between opposing perspectives, innovation stresses the need to welcome diverse ideas and to merge or integrate them in a productive manner. The strategic repertoire for innovation includes authentic participation, facilitation, informal shared learning, and outreach and collaboration. Additionally, innovation succeeds when external circumstances conspire to assist in its advancement. Leadership for innovation requires the ability to create the circumstances whereby the members of the organization can engage new ideas. As preliminary conclusions, I suggest that the academic library community must act on the implications of viewing innovation as a form of collection action by focusing more attention on interpersonal and intergroup dynamics. Secondly, the magnitude of an innovation varies by library and institution. What is more important is assessing whether "innovation" facilitates the transition to a new library paradigm. The contextual nature of innovation implies that innovation is not about changing people, but about enabling them to use their skills and expertise to participate in shaping innovation. This is a perspective both radically humanistic and complex. Finally, this work points to the importance of developing organizational capacity to generate and integrate cognitive diversity. This requires deliberate efforts at organizational development, holistic approaches to staff development, and continual internal and external integration.

Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation

Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation
Advancements in Library Automation

by Iglesias, Edward

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2013-04-30
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1466639393
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of these operations has, in turn, minimized the demand for human interaction. Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation provides an overview on the current state of library automation, addresses the need for changing personnel to accommodate these changes, and assesses the future for academic libraries as a whole. This book is essential for library leaders, technology experts, and library vendors interested in the future of library automation and its impact on the decline of human interaction in libraries.

Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Academic Libraries

Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Academic Libraries
A Book

by Josiline Phiri Chigwada,Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri

  • Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2021-01-08
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781800436572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Due to the rapid acceleration of industry 4.0, it is more important than ever to understand the impact of technological revolutions on the academic library. This edited collection showcases the effects on how libraries function, manage processes and continue to deliver products and services on a day to day basis.

Academic Libraries

Academic Libraries
Their Rationale and Role in American Higher Education

by Gerard B. Mac Cabe

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780313285974
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the end of the 20th century, college and university libraries face enormous challenges and opportunities. Libraries must fight for increasingly limited resources at a time when expenses continue to spiral. This volume offers academic administrators and librarians a better understanding of the issues facing the library during this time of change, and the role of the library in the evolving campus of the future.

The Expert Library

The Expert Library
Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing the Academic Library in the 21st Century

by Scott Walter,Karen Williams

  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN : 0838985513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects essays by academic librarians exploring such ways to advance academic libraries in the twenty-first century as identifying core competencies, promoting participatory librarianship, and supporting new roles and responsibilities.

The Academic Library of the 90s

The Academic Library of the 90s
An Annotated Bibliography

by Rashelle S. Karp

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s have been a time of great change for academic libraries and librarians. Rapid developments in technology have revolutionized the libraries' means and mission, while declining budgets have adversely impacted the ability of librarians to carry out their roles. This book is a comprehensive guide to book chapters and articles on academic librarianship written between 1990 and 1993.

The Reference librarian

The Reference librarian
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change

The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change
A Book

by Reg Carr

  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 2007-02-14
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides an authoritative overview and analysis of the issues and challenges affecting academic research libraries from the closing years of the 20th century onwards. While the focus on this period of change is primarily British, with a number of case studies based on the transformative initiatives of the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and its seminal Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) and the Bodleian Libraries far-reaching responses to the complex demands of the digital age, the issues themselves are presented in their global context, with implications drawn for research libraries everywhere.

New Horizons for Academic Libraries

New Horizons for Academic Libraries
Papers Presented at the First National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Boston, Massachusetts, November 8-11, 1978

by Association of College and Research Libraries

  • Publisher : K. G. Saur
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Academic Libraries in Greece

Academic Libraries in Greece
The Present Situation and Future Prospects

by Dean H. Keller

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781560243656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Academic libraries in Greece are just now beginning the technological revolution that has swept the highly industrial west for the past couple decades. Greek, British, and American contributors with library or education experience in Greece discuss such matters as automation, librarian education, and international cooperation, mostly at specific universities. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Encyclopedia Americana: Latin America to Lytton

Encyclopedia Americana: Latin America to Lytton
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging & Technical Services

Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging & Technical Services
A Book

by Elaine Sanchez

  • Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 157440086X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of key findings. Description of university, library, and staffing -- Cataloging productivity -- New technologies, enhancement of online catalogs -- Transition to metadata standards -- Cataloging of web sites and digital, special collections -- Library catalog/ metadata training and presentation -- Database maintenance, holdings, and physical processing -- Relationship with acquisitions departments -- Staff education -- Other issues facing library cataloging staff -- Curry College -- The University of North Dakota -- Haverford College -- University of Washington -- Yale University -- Brigham Young University -- Illinois State University -- Louisiana State University -- Pennsylvania State University.

Transforming Academic Library Instruction

Transforming Academic Library Instruction
Shifting Teaching Practices to Reflect Changed Perspectives

by Amanda Nichols Hess

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2018-09-25
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1538110547
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines how academic librarians think about or approach instruction as a part of their work. Through explicating this metacognitive process, this book helps both academic librarians and librarians-to-be to more intentionally consider their teaching practices and professional identities.

Academic Libraries and Training

Academic Libraries and Training
A Book

by Maryruth Glogowski

  • Publisher : Jai Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bold Minds

Bold Minds
Library leadership in a time of disruption

by Margaret Weaver,Leo Appleton

  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-10
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1783304537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st century? This is a fundamental question and one that presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors. If there is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do library leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or understanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically, libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more commercially focussed? Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption brings together international leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provision and who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider how librarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptive economic, technological and cultural change. Each chapter critically presents a short leadership provocation regarding libraries and their purpose, encompassing impact, service delivery, collections, staff skills and professional training and assessing what it means for leaders, their sectors and organisations, and how they have developed their personal leadership signature. This book will be invaluable to library and information professionals in a range of public and private sector libraries as well as policy makers in services where libraries are a component. It will also be useful for students, educational establishments, and IT professionals with an information management element to their work.

Technological Changes in Libraries

Technological Changes in Libraries
A Book

by Ramesh Chandra,Anand P. Srivastava

  • Publisher : Gyan Publishing House
  • Release : 2003-10
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9788178352077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The functioning of a library has been with a fairly old style for a long time. The process indeed was slow and hence it needed a useful improvement. The electronic and digital system brought about a remarkable revolution in the life of libraries. This led to computer-oriented technologies. Undoubtedly this new system gave a new boost to electronic publications which greatly helped the library budgets. Besides we have taken advantage of the copyright based industries, computer software, intellectual property and agreement having link ethics. The contents have been used in a comprehensive chapters along with a Bibliography.

Australian Academic and Research Libraries

Australian Academic and Research Libraries
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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