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The Evaluation of Worldwide Digital Reference Services in Libraries

The Evaluation of Worldwide Digital Reference Services in Libraries Book
Author : Jia Liu
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-06-30
ISBN : 178063112X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book outlines and evaluates the digital reference services in libraries worldwide. The work is based on an international collaborative project between two groups from German and Chinese institutions, during which digital reference services provided by nearly 200 libraries all over the world were evaluated. The book also examines the reasons for the resulting differences; it also contains more generic proposals and perspectives on digital reference services. An international, evaluative approach is taken Includes unique information - which has never before being gathered and evaluated Includes a brief introduction to the basic knowledge and development in the field of digital reference service in the library

Digitisation Perspectives

Digitisation Perspectives Book
Author : R. Rikowski
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-07-22
ISBN : 9460912990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book examines various views and perspectives on digitisation. Topics covered include electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation in Africa, citation indexing, reference services, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, and poses some interesting questions for possible futures. The book will be of particular interest to information professionals, educators, librarians, academics and I.T. and knowledge experts.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Third Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Third Edition Book
Author : Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN : 1466658894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Reference Services

Digital Reference Services Book
Author : Linda S Katz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN : 1317951662
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Extensive data on the theoretical and practical aspects of electronic reference services! Digital Reference Services provides an overview of electronic reference services and software, and explores the opportunities that real-time digital reference services can offer in a variety of library settings. Experts in the field convey numerous opinions and theory about the growth of this new approach to answering reference questions. This book teaches librarians new methods and techniques for offering technologically advanced reference services to the public. The first half of Digital Reference Services includes such topics as: real-time or “live online” reference services the historical development of digital reference services and the role of the reference librarian mediated online searches how to create a virtual-ready reference collection of elite reference Web sites—includes a list of the top sites available to the public how to start and operate a digital reference desk in your library The second half of Digital Reference Services covers examples of libraries—both large and small—which have used revolutionary ideas to bring electronic reference services to their patrons. These ideas include: utilizing ATM-like kiosks in remote locations from library buildings to connect with underserved populations implementing live, interactive web-based reference services—the challenges and benefits, cost, training, and workload requirements evaluating your real-time references services—investigating self-assessment and blind reviewing, incorporating your assessment into an existing evaluative program, and obtaining the administrative support essential for an accurate assessment creating a statewide virtual reference system—selecting software, developing policy, marketing, coordinating the project, and staffing and training online reference management for smaller libraries—because of the smaller staff, smaller budget, and smaller amount of patrons, is it a feasible addition to the library? much more! This well-referenced volume contains case examples, figures, useful Web sites, and case histories to show how the basic principles of digital reference services work. Librarians and students of information and library science will find Digital Reference Services a helpful resource to enhance their library and electronic reference expertise.

Digital Libraries Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access

Digital Libraries  Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access Book
Author : Tengku Mohd. T. Sembok
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2003-11-24
ISBN : 3540206086
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2003. The 68 revised full papers presented together with 15 poster abstracts and 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information retrieval techniques, multimedia digital libraries, data mining and digital libraries, machine architecture and organization, human resources and training, human-computer interaction, digital library infrastructure, building and using digital libraries, knowledge management, intellectual property rights and copyright, e-learning and mobile learning, data storage and retrieval, digital library services, content development, information retrieval and Asian languages, and metadata.

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries Book
Author : Lucy A. Tedd,J. Andrew Large
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 3598440057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 final chapter comprises eight case studies drawn from all over the world, used to illustrate points made in earlier chapters. Throughout the book, the challenges of developing and implementing digital library systems in multilingual and multicultural environments are explored.

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact Book
Author : Theng, Yin-Leng,Foo, Schubert,Goh, Dion,Na, Jin-Cheon
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2009-02-28
ISBN : 1599048809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.

The Digital Factor in Library and Information Services

The Digital Factor in Library and Information Services Book
Author : G. E. Gorman
Publisher : International Yearbook of Libr
Release : 2002
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An annual publication in the field of library science and information management. It contains substantive chapters covering current issues, emerging debates and trends, models of best practice, and likely future developments. The theme for this 2002-2003volume is 'the digital factor'.

Library Reference Services and Information Literacy Models for Academic Institutions

Library Reference Services and Information Literacy  Models for Academic Institutions Book
Author : Cordell, Rosanne M.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-06-30
ISBN : 1466642424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

As classrooms and universities strive to adapt their instructional methods to an ever progressing technological age, it is imperative that academic libraries also revisit the ways in which reference and instruction services are organized and implemented. Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions not only advocates for a more intentional integration of reference and instructional services, but it also provides organizational background, staff objectives, and various successes and challenges that have already been experienced by real institutions. This publication is an important reference source for librarians, practitioners, and university leaders who wish to maximize the current utilization of their resources.

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century Book
Author : David A. Tyckoson,John G. Dove
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2015
ISBN : 1557536988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Libraries today provide a wider variety of services, collections, and tools than at any time in the past. This book explores how reference librarianship is changing to continue to help users find information they need in this shifting environment.

Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries

Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries Book
Author : Rao Shen,Marcos André Gonçalves,Edward A. Fox
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1608459128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the second book based on the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) approach to digital libraries (DLs). Leveraging the first volume, on Theoretical Foundations, we focus on the key issues of evaluation and integration. These cross-cutting issues serve as a bridge for those interested in DLs, connecting the introduction and formal discussion in the first book, with the coverage of key technologies in the third book, and of illustrative applications in the fourth book. These two topics have central importance in the DL field, allowing it to be treated scientifically as well as practically. In the scholarly world, we only really understand something if we know how to measure and evaluate it. In the Internet era of distributed information systems, we only can be practical at scale if we integrate across both systems and their associated content. Evaluation of DLs must take place atmultiple levels, so we can address the different entities and their associated measures. Thus, for digital objects, we assess accessibility, pertinence, preservability, relevance, significance, similarity, and timeliness. Other measures are specific to higher-level constructs like metadata, collections, catalogs, repositories, and services.We tie these together through a case study of the 5SQual tool, which we designed and implemented to perform an automatic quantitative evaluation of DLs. Thus, across the Information Life Cycle, we describe metrics and software useful to assess the quality of DLs, and demonstrate utility with regard to representative application areas: archaeology and education. Though integration has been a challenge since the earliest work on DLs, we provide the first comprehensive 5S-based formal description of the DL integration problem, cast in the context of related work. Since archaeology is a fundamentally distributed enterprise, we describe ETANADL, for integrating Near Eastern Archeology sites and information. Thus, we show how 5S-based modeling can lead to integrated services and content. While the first book adopts a minimalist and formal approach to DLs, and provides a systematic and functional method to design and implement DL exploring services, here we broaden to practical DLs with richer metamodels, demonstrating the power of 5S for integration and evaluation.

Introduction to Digital Libraries

Introduction to Digital Libraries Book
Author : Gobinda G. Chowdhury,Sudatta Chowdhury
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 1856044653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This books presents a holistic view of the new digital library scene ... it is an essential guide to good digital practice and techniques" - back cover.

User Studies for Digital Library Development

User Studies for Digital Library Development Book
Author : Milena Dobreva,Andy O'Dwyer,Pierluigi Feliciati
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release : 2012-06-22
ISBN : 1856047652
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This landmark text captures a global cross-section of leading voices and provides a clear and coherent overview of the user studies domain and user issues in digital libraries. As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. Although user needs have become a popular concept, in practice the users are rarely consulted in the development of services. Research and analysis of users is essential to fine-tune the content and approach of digital libraries to the diverging requirements and expectations of incredibly varied communities and to ensure libraries are effective, accessible and sustainable in the long term. Key topics include: • what is the place of user studies in digital libraries and what are the basic user study methods? • explaining user-centric studies, information behaviour and user experience studies • exploring user-study methods such as surveys, questionnaires, expert evaluation methods, eye tracking, deep log analysis, personae and ethnographic studies • critical issues around user studies such as evaluation of digital libraries, digital preservation, social media, the shift to mobile devices and ethics • user studies in specific types of institutions: libraries, archives, museums, audiovisual collections and art collections • the most popular questions and what to do next. Readership: Information professionals involved in supporting, developing or designing digital library services, researchers wanting to address the user dimension in their work and students on LIS and computer science courses who want to understand the importance of the user in information services.

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Lesley Farmer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-01-31
ISBN : 1780631006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products? Focuses on information needs and information-seeking behaviours of academic library stakeholders (faculty, students, community) Focuses on technologies: impact on reference and information services (selection, access, interaction, instruction, administration), focusing on the human issues Emphasizes collaborative aspects of reference/info services (with faculty for program/course instruction, with computer services for digital integration, with other libraries for resource

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies

Recent Developments in the Design  Construction  and Evaluation of Digital Libraries  Case Studies Book
Author : Cool, Colleen
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-02-28
ISBN : 1466629924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought with it a unique set of challenges and issues for scholars and librarians to handle. Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries not only addresses the challenges with digital libraries, but it also describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments. This cutting-edge resource compiles research from a wide array of specialists into a unified and comprehensive manner. Librarians, researchers, scholars, and professionals in this field will find the reference source beneficial in order to deepen their understanding of this continually growing field.

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries Research and Practice

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries  Research and Practice Book
Author : Yu, Holly,Breivold, Scott
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2008-02-28
ISBN : 1599048922
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication Book
Author : Kelsey, Sigrid,St.Amant, Kirk
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2008-05-31
ISBN : 1599048647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.

Building a Virtual Library

Building a Virtual Library Book
Author : Ardis Hanson,Bruce Lubotsky Levin
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 9781591401063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The organization, functioning and the role of libraries in university communities continue to change dramatically. This volume addresses the issue by providing insight into the current changes and developments within the area of library science.

Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries Book
Author : Thanuskodi, S.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-07-17
ISBN : 1466681799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The quality of library collections depends heavily on the initial assessment requirements. An accurate assessment assists with meeting the goals and missions of the library, but the introduction of digital media and resources is accompanied with new challenges in measuring the effective use of the library’s collection. The Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries details how libraries strive to bridge traditional collections with their new digital counterparts. Providing real-world examples and analysis of the modern library, this publication is a timely reference source for professionals and researchers in the fields of library and information science, as well as executives interested in information and organizational development.