Over the years the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. This book asks where we are now, what is same and what has changed, and, most crucially, how do we as professionals respond to the new information literacy and become a central part of the revolution itself?
Offers an advice on getting the most out of web 2.0 and cloud computing. This book features practical working tool that makes the relevant legal principles simple to understand for those with little or no experience and common problems quick to solve when you're struggling with daily deadlines.
This builds on the authors' previous book, Going Beyond Google, which placed teaching the Invisible Web into information literacy programmes. Going Beyond Google Again expands on the teaching foundation laid in the first book and continues to document the Invisible Web's existence and evolution, and suggests ways of teaching students to use it.
A comprehensive guide to developing and launching a Drupal-powered site, with advice on marketing, best practices for project management and development and measuring the impact of the site. Drupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that many libraries use to create well-designed, easy-to-use and manage websites.
Provides advice and best practices for UX design principles, practices and tools to engage with library users online and build a library's best Web presence. User experience (UX) characterizes how a person feels about using a product, system or service.
This edited collection examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted on the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate 'know how', skills, knowledge and behaviours required in order to operate effectively.
The advantage of radio frequency identification (RFID) over other technologies used in libraries is usually seen to be its ability to combine the functions of the barcode and the security tag, but with the added advantage of not needing line of sight. This book considers the benefits of installing RFID technology; and work with vendors.
First applied to internet gateways such as Yahoo, the concept of the "portal" has evolved in a number of directions. How can information services best take advantage of internet portals to improve access to resources? This collection seeks answers to such questions, providing an overview of how portals are being used.
From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries Without Walls conferences have mapped a major change in the practice of librarianship. This collection is drawn from the seventh Libraries Without Walls Conference, held in 2007.
Offers an introduction to web accessibility and usability for information professionals, offering advice on the concerns relevant to library and information organizations. This book can be used as a resource for developing staff training and awareness activities. It will also be of value to website managers involved in web design and development.
Celebrates and acknowledges the contribution Professor Peter Brophy has made over a career spanning 37 years to the field of library and information studies. Reflecting on his work, this title offers strategies for the future direction of library and information services in the virtual era.
Are we at a turning point in digital information? The expansion of the internet is unprecedented. Will information science become part of computer science and does rise of the term informatics demonstrate convergence of information science and information technology - a convergence that must surely develop? This work reflects on such issues.
From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries Without Walls conferences have made a major change in the practice of librarianship. Drawn from the sixth Libraries Without Walls Conference, this book aims at assisting educational specialists and course developers in increasing their understanding of importance of information in the learning process.