University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

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University libraries around the world have embraced the possibilities of the digital learning environment, facilitating its use and proactively seeking to develop the provision of electronic resources and services. The digital environment offers opportunities and challenges for librarians in all aspects of their work - in information literacy, virtual reference, institutional repositories, e-learning, managing digital resources and social media. The authors in this timely book are leading experts in the field of library and information management, and are at the forefront of change in their respective institutions. University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments will be invaluable for all those involved in managing libraries or learning services, whether acquiring electronic resources or developing and delivering services in digital environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409486565
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Penny Dale was until recently a Subject Librarian at Bournemouth University, UK, Jill Beard is Library and Learning Support Manager at Bournemouth University, UK and Matt Holland is Outreach Librarian, North West Ambulance Service, NHS

Sue McKnight; Peter Godwin; Jacqui Weetman DaCosta; Sheila Corrall; Liz Waller; Rachel Geeson; Jill Beard Penny Dale; Alma Swan; Matt Holland; Tim Denning; Melissa Terras, Claire Warwick; Claire Ross; Jane Russ; Frank Trew; Angela Conyers; Philip Payne; Emma Crowley; Chris Spencer; Sheila Corrall; David Ball

Table of Contents

Contents: Editors' introduction; Here today and here tomorrow, Sue McKnight; It's all about social media, stupid!, Peter Godwin; Information literacy in the digital environment, Jacqui Weetman DaCosta; Professional education for a digital world, Sheila Corrall; The library chameleon: physical space, Liz Waller; Virtual advice services, Rachel Geeson; The reading e-volution, Jill Beard and Penny Dale; Institutional repositories – now and next, Alma Swan; Making the repository count: lessons from successful implementation, Matt Holland and Tim Denning; Building useful virtual research environments: the need for user-led design, Melissa Terras, Claire Warwick and Claire Ross; The HE in FE digital dilemma, Jane Russ; Online support offered to international students by UK university libraries – what are we doing and why are we doing it?, Frank Trew; Library performance measurement in the digital age, Angela Conyers and Philip Payne; Library resources: procurement, innovation and exploitation in a digital world, Emma Crowley and Chris Spencer; Continuing professional development and workplace learning, Sheila Corrall; Librarians as midwives of change in scholarly communication, David Ball; Index.

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