Emerging technologies for academic libraries in the digital age

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Chandos, 2009 - Education - 284 pages
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Summary This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age. It provides academic executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, LIS students, managers, trainers and other professionals with the latest information for developing trends of emerging technologies applied to student-centred and service-oriented academic learning environments. This book explores various fields where key emerging technologies may have great implications on academic library information technologies, academic library management, academic library information services, and academic library internal operations. Key Features Reflects most recent emerging technologies which might impact on library administrations, resources, services and instructions. Draws a clear roadmap how and where to monitor emerging technologies which begain to emerge under academic library environments. Provides practical and realistic suggestions and solutions how to utilize emerging technologies in academic learning environments. The Author Mr. LiLi Li is Assistant Professor/E-Information Services Librarian at the Georgia Southern University, USA. Prior to that, he worked as a computer programmer and software engineer for several American business firms. Mr. Li has published and lectured on library information technologies at state, national and international conferences. Readership This book is written for libraries, executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, managers, trainers, graduate and/or undergraduate LIS students, and other professionals who intend to keep close watch and follow current technical trends of academic library information technologies. Contents Part I overview: emerging and cutting-edge technologies and academic libraries concepts and features Understanding academic libraries in the changing world Part II emerging technologies for academic libraries in the digital age Part III impacts of emerging technologies impacts on academic library administrators and executives Impacts on management information systems (MIS) in academic libraries Impacts on academic library information services Impacts on academic librarians Part IV outlook for the future the eve of drastic changes Leveraging academic library information services in the digital age

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Understanding academic libraries in the changing world
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Where will emerging technologies lead in academic libraries?
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Emerging technologies for academic libraries in the digital age
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