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IT, Internet & electronic resources in libraries

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Theories and Practices of Information Literacy

Theories and Practices of Information Literacy

Author: Charles Inskip Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

This book explores the landscape of information literacy (IL) theory and practice, providing an up-to-date guidebook for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding and delivery of IL in all aspects of lifelong learning. From politicians and policy makers through funders and education providers to cultural heritage organizations, employers, community groups and social activists there is a growing awareness of the impact of digitization on engagement with information. Beginning with a recent history of IL to give context, Theory and Practice of Information Literacy then provides a detailed review of theoretical models and practical approaches using real life examples from the wide information landscape. This book will examine key issues around information literacy from an academic and professional perspective, and will: provide a detailed understanding of the theory and practice of information literacy and associated areas identify and discuss the challenges presented by the lifelong learning nature of IL in a digital world enable the development of appropriate skillsets of library and information professionals as central players in the delivery of IL in education, workplace and society.

Theories and Practices of Information Literacy

Theories and Practices of Information Literacy

Author: Charles Inskip Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2020

This book explores the landscape of information literacy (IL) theory and practice, providing an up-to-date guidebook for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding and delivery of IL in all aspects of lifelong learning. From politicians and policy makers through funders and education providers to cultural heritage organizations, employers, community groups and social activists there is a growing awareness of the impact of digitization on engagement with information. Beginning with a recent history of IL to give context, Theory and Practice of Information Literacy then provides a detailed review of theoretical models and practical approaches using real life examples from the wide information landscape. It will examine key issues around information literacy from an academic and professional perspective, and will: provide a detailed understanding of the theory and practice of information literacy and associated areas identify and discuss the challenges presented by the lifelong learning nature of IL in a digital world enable the development of appropriate skillsets of library and information professionals as central players in the delivery of IL in education, workplace and society. This book will be a core textbook for library and information studies students and useful reading for library and information professionals; other professional services (including cultural heritage, careers, e-learning, teaching and learning, adult education providers, ICT); and wider stakeholders (policy makers, funders) seeking to engage with the debates around information literacy.

Theories and Practices in Information Literacy

Theories and Practices in Information Literacy

Author: Charles Inskip Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 30/07/2020

Your Technology Outreach Adventure

Your Technology Outreach Adventure

Author: Eric Berman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

From straightforward internet access to elaborate makerspaces, libraries have taken center stage when it comes to providing free access to technology to those who visit their physical spaces. But how about people who don't walk into a library? How do we ensure those members of the community are also being reached by technology programming? It's time to launch an adventure! Berman, named an ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal Mover & Shaker, provides readers with a comprehensive plan for creating and implementing successful technology-based outreach. She also teaches readers design thinking skills that can enable library staff to become creative problem solvers. Sharing the methods and experiences of her team at San Jose Public Library, Berman's guide presents numerous real-world case studies, including videomaking in a skate park, e-readers for seniors, popup mobile makerspaces, and simple circuits in middle school, that will inspire readers to move technology beyond the walls of the library; offers dozens of design thinking exercises, such as rapid prototyping, empathy mapping, and logic models, as part of a start-to-finish model for developing a new program concept; discusses the origins of and reasons behind the digital divide, then shares outreach fundamentals and best practices that will help ensure success; and provides information about ways to connect with the community, perform evaluation, offer STEM programming, and additional resources. This guide will empower libraries to design and prototype technology-based outreach ideas safely, quickly, and with confidence, leading to better service for all members of the community.

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

Author: Mark Y. Herring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library's staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM's were all once predicted as the contemporary library's heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Digital Asset Management in Theory and Practice

Digital Asset Management in Theory and Practice

Author: Mark Hedges Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

This practical handbook provides information professionals with everything they need to know to effectively manage digital content and information. The book addresses digital asset management (DAM) from a practitioner's point of view but also introduces readers to the theoretical background to the subject. It will thus equip readers with a range of essential strategic, technical and practical skills required to direct digital asset management activities within their area of business, while also providing them a well-rounded and critical understanding of the issues across domains. Digital Asset Management in Theory and Practice includes an evolving case study that serves to illustrate the topics and issues addressed in each chapter, as well as a sequence of practical exercises using freely available DAM software. Readership: Information professionals who work (or aim to work) in the digital content industries and managers of digital assets of various forms. Cultural and memory institutions, digital archives, and any areas of science, government and business organisation where there is a need to curate digital assets. Students taking LIS graduate courses worldwide.

Digital Asset Management in Theory and Practice

Digital Asset Management in Theory and Practice

Author: Mark Hedges Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2020

This practical handbook provides information professionals with everything they need to know to effectively manage digital content and information. The book addresses digital asset management (DAM) from a practitioner's point of view but also introduces readers to the theoretical background to the subject. It will thus equip readers with a range of essential strategic, technical and practical skills required to direct digital asset management activities within their area of business, while also providing them a well-rounded and critical understanding of the issues across domains. Digital Asset Management in Theory and Practice includes an evolving case study that serves to illustrate the topics and issues addressed in each chapter, as well as a sequence of practical exercises using freely available DAM software. Readership: Information professionals who work (or aim to work) in the digital content industries and managers of digital assets of various forms. Cultural and memory institutions, digital archives, and any areas of science, government and business organisation where there is a need to curate digital assets. Students taking LIS graduate courses worldwide.

Coding for Librarians

Coding for Librarians

Author: Andromeda Yelton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2020

Learning even the rudiments of how to code can increase productivity and effectiveness for librarians and their organizations, and getting started is easier than you might think. The result of interviews with more than 50 librarians, this issue of Library Technology Reports describes and links to dozens of short programs, most with less than 100 lines of code, that are in place and solving problems in libraries today. For example, Becky Yoose eliminated several steps in automating a purchase process triggered by patron-driven acquisition, measurably saving catalogers' time. Yelton also addresses organizational issues such as gaining buy-in from administrators, collaborating with nontechnical staff, and overcoming institutional barriers. Coverage includes: Scripts that present data to help decision-makers Streamlining data import, export, and clean-up Improving user experience with Javascript or jQery Three deep dive examples with line-by-line analysis, addressing patron alerts, ILS reporting, and a LibGuides organizer Survey respondents' recommendations on how to learn coding

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research

Author: C. Baskaran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with tracking the impact and reach that their research has on the academic community. Through the implementation of altmetrics, they can now better measure the value that their research has through the analysis of citing behavior and citation-based research evaluation. Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research is a critical research book that focuses on how altmetrics can help researchers to uncover evidence of societal engagement, influence, and broader impacts that demonstrate the value of their research. It builds a more complete picture of the visibility and profile of individual researchers and observes real-time social media updates that provide insight into how faculty's research is being shared from the moment it is published. Featuring a range of topics such as citations, big data, and social media, this book is essential for researchers, educators, librarians, professionals, academicians, administrators, and students.

Cybersecurity for Information Professionals

Cybersecurity for Information Professionals

Author: Suliman Hawamdeh Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2020

Information professionals have been paying more attention and putting a greater focus on privacy over cybersecurity. However, the number of both cybersecurity and privacy breach incidents are soaring, which indicates that cybersecurity risks are high and growing. Utilizing cybersecurity awareness training in organizations has been an effective tool to promote a cybersecurity-conscious culture, making individuals more cybersecurity-conscious as well. However, it is unknown if employees' security behavior at work can be extended to their security behavior at home and personal life. On the one hand, information professionals need to inherit their role as data and information gatekeepers to safeguard data and information assets. On the other hand, information professionals can aid in enabling effective information access and dissemination of cybersecurity knowledge to make users conscious about the cybersecurity and privacy risks that are often hidden in the cyber universe. Cybersecurity for Information Professionals: Concepts and Applications introduces fundamental concepts in cybersecurity and addresses some of the challenges faced by information professionals, librarians, archivists, record managers, students, and professionals in related disciplines. This book is written especially for educators preparing courses in information security, cybersecurity, and the integration of privacy and cybersecurity. The chapters contained in this book present multiple and diverse perspectives from professionals in the field of cybersecurity. They cover such topics as: Information governance and cybersecurity User privacy and security online and the role of information professionals Cybersecurity and social media Healthcare regulations, threats, and their impact on cybersecurity A socio-technical perspective on mobile cybersecurity Cybersecurity in the software development life cycle Data security and privacy Above all, the book addresses the ongoing challenges of cybersecurity. In particular, it explains how information professionals can contribute to long-term workforce development by designing and leading cybersecurity awareness campaigns or cybersecurity hygiene programs to change people's security behavior.

Delivering Impact with Digital Resources

Delivering Impact with Digital Resources

Author: Simon Tanner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

This book investigates how digital values affect our lives provides practical guidance for delivering and sustaining value and impact from digital content. Our digital presence has the power to change lives and life opportunities. We must understand digital values to consider how our organisational presence within digital cultures can create change and it is through the use of impact assessment that we can then seek to understand how we are fostering such changes with our communities. Delivering Impact with Digital Resources focuses on introducing and defining digital values with a clear argument that revealing and understanding them is a key to success in developing digital content. Coverage includes: the attention economy and cultural economicsthe difference between tangible and intangible benefits and issues around sharing open content as well as the means to understand your digital ecosystem working with stakeholders and delivering on promises implicit in digital resources/activities an exploration of the difference between the attitudes expressed by groups within digital cultures versus the actual behaviours they exhibit using case studies from many sectors and geographies to show how they are explored and applieda guide to using the Balanced Value Impact Model and a wide range of data gathering and evidence based methods. This book will be especially useful for managing digital presences in libraries, archives, galleries and museums including MA and PhD students studying subjects such as librarianship, information science, museums studies, archival studies, publishing, cultural studies and media studies.