Collects lists about library-related topics, including the top ten library blogs, the top five movies with librarian role models, and the top fifteen books about real librarians, and features library history, information, and trivia.
Despite the fact that e-books have been in existence for decades in various guises and added to library collections for several years now, there has been a noticeable lack of published manuals on the subject. This is doubtless owing to the rapidly evolving nature of the market. There is now a plethora of different types of digital object that may be termed 'e-books' and a bewildering number of business and access models to match. Moreover the pace of change shows no sign of abating, but there is an increasing amount of popular interest in e-books, and what is needed is practical information to assist library and information professionals managing collections of e-books and doing their best to inform their users right now. The book is divided into five parts: The production and distribution of e-books Planning and developing an e-book collection Delivering e-books to library readers Engaging readers with e-books The future of e-books. Virginia Havergal BA(Hons) MSc MEd FIFL is a Learning Centres and e-Resources Manager for Petroc, a further education college in Devon. Prior to this role she was an e-Learning Advisor with JISC, with a particular focus on Learning Resources. Kate Price BA(Hons) MA MCLIP is Head of E-Strategy and Resources at the University of Surrey.
This work explores the relationship between books, libraries, authority and power in many societies over time. Both the relationship between books and libraries, and the relationship between information technology and society, are fundamentally consistent across human history. As carriers of information change, their libraries have changed physically and conceptually. As societies themselves change, concepts of power and authority also change. What thus changes is the use access and benefit of books and libraries.
A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e-books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.
What does writing Greek books mean at the height of the Cinquecento in Venice? The present volume provides fascinating insights into Greek-language book production at a time when printed books were already at a rather advanced stage of development with regards to requests, purchases and exchanges of books; copying and borrowing practices; relations among intellectuals and with institutions, and much more. Based on the investigation into selected institutional and private libraries – in particular the book collection of Gabriel Severos, guide of the Greek Confraternity in Venice – the authors present new pertinent evidence from Renaissance books and documents, discuss methodological questions, and propose innovative research perspectives for a sociocultural approach to book histories.
World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele of women and children seeking recreational reading. This work examines how libraries could respond to their communities need through the use of numerous primary and secondary sources.
A number of changes have been taking place in library services and operations due to Industry 4.0. The transition brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution has included disruptive changes to the redesigning of library roles and remaking of information products and services. Therefore, it is important to understand the services and products that have been affected by the industrial revolution in the library. Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Libraries is a critical scholarly publication that provides comprehensive research on how libraries can redesign their spaces and roles and remake, repackage, and provide information products and services to suit the student, staff, and society during the Fourth Industrial Revolution and examines the impact of these on libraries. Highlighting a range of topics such as data management, marketing, and library spaces, this book is essential for academicians, librarians, professionals, researchers, and students.
In her previous book Libricide, Knuth focused on book destruction by authoritarian regimes: Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Chinese Communists in Tibet. But authoritarian governments are not the only perpetrators. Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other forms of mass violence--are also responsible for widespread cultural destruction, as she demonstrates in this new book. Whether the product of passion or of a cool-headed decision to use ideas to rationalize excess, the decimation of the world's libraries has occurred throughout the 20th century, and there is no end in sight. Cultural destruction is, therefore, of increasing concern to the library community, educators, human rights and civil rights activists, and caring citizens.
Transformative Approaches that Enhance Skills for Learning
Author: Lynette Torres
This book shares the experiences of the Monash University and La Trobe University libraries in Melbourne, Australia, regarding the paths taken to transform and reposition these libraries within their institutions. The book showcases the respective frameworks used to enhance library skill development programs and addresses central topics such as partnerships, pedagogy, curriculum, emerging skill agendas and student success. It offers a theoretical and practical approach to overcoming persistent challenges and discusses several pertinent areas, e.g., establishing library-faculty partnerships, explicitly and coherently developing students’ research skills with discipline-specific content and transforming perceptions of academic libraries’ educative role. The book highlights the current issue of enhancing students’ research skills, which is forcing many academic libraries to reassess their established practices and adopt pedagogical approaches that will more readily resonate with faculty. Chapters “The Pedagogical Frameworks Adopted by Monash University Library by Lynette Torres and Barbara Yazbeck and “Transforming Practice for Educational Impact by Lynette Torres, Fiona Salisbury, Barbara Yazbeck, Sharon Karasmanis, Janice Pinder and Caroline Ondracek” are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.