Qualitative Research and the Modern Library

Qualitative Research and the Modern Library
Author: Valeda Dent Goodman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-07-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781780632681

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Qualitative Research and the Modern Library examines the present-day role and provides suggestions for areas that might be suited to this type of research for the purposes of evaluation. The author discusses how the results from such research might be applied, and the overall impact of using this type of research to inform development of a more user-centred organisation. The book provides a thoughtful look at the implications of using qualitative research to inform decision-making processes within libraries and is written by an author and library researcher with international experience in various types of libraries, implementing/improving programs and services, and supporting user needs. Fills a gap in the current literature that hasn’t been found in journal articles written on this topic Contains practical applications of qualitative research principles, with practical examples of select projects Written by an author and library researcher with international experience in various types of libraries, including work with large-scale qualitative studies, research design and evaluation of library services

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries
Author: de Smet, Egbert,Dhamdhere, Sangeeta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2016-07-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781522504757

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Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. E-Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries presents critical research on the digitization of data and how this shift has impacted knowledge discovery, storage, and retrieval. This publication explores several emerging trends and concepts essential to electronic discovery, such as library portals, responsive websites, and federated search technology. The timely research presented within this publication is designed for use by librarians, graduate-level students, technology developers, and researchers in the field of library and information science.

Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries

Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries
Author: Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar,Banks, Paul
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-05-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781522584384

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Handling and archiving data should be done in a highly professional and quality-controlled manner. For academic and research libraries, it is required to know how to document data and support traceability, as well as to make it reusable and productive. However, these institutions have different requirements relating to the archiving and reusability of data. Therefore, a comprehensive source of information is required to understand data access and management within these organizations. Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that delves into innovative data management strategies and strategy implementation in library settings and provides best practices to stakeholders using the latest tools and technology. It further explores concepts such as research data management, data access, data preservation, building document and data institutional repositories, applications of Web 2.0 tools, mobile technology applications in data access, and conducting information literacy programs. This book is ideal for librarians, information specialists, research scholars, students, IT managers, computer scientists, policymakers, educators, and academic administrators.

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries
Author: Thanuskodi, S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781799822028

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Collection assessment can be defined as the systematic quantitative and qualitative measurement of the degree to which a library’s collections meet the library’s goals, objectives, and the needs of its users. E-resources are creating new challenges for collection assessment, which require that the collection be measured, analyzed, and judged according to specific criteria for relevancy, size, quality, and use. The Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that examines collection management and quality within information services. Featuring a wide range of topics such as e-resources, knowledge management, and consortia, this book is ideal for professionals, academicians, academic librarians, researchers, and students in the fields of library and information science, education, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
Author: Anthi Katsirikou,Christos H. Skiadas
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9789814350297

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An Autodesk Official Press guide to the powerful mechanical design software Autodesk Inventor has been used to design everything from cars and airplanes to appliances and furniture. This comprehensive guide to Inventor and Inventor LT features real-world workflows and work environments, and is packed with practical tutorials that focus on teaching Inventor tips, tricks, and techniques. Additionally, you can download datasets to jump in and practice on any exercise. This reference and tutorial explains key interface conventions, capabilities, tools, and techniques, including design concepts and application, parts design, assemblies and subassemblies, weldment design, and the use of Design Accelerators and Design Calculators. There′s also detailed coverage of design tactics for large assemblies, effective model design for various industries, strategies for effective data and asset sharing, using 2D and 3D data from other CAD systems, and improving designs by incorporating engineering principles. Uses real-world sample projects so you can quickly grasp the interface, tools, and processes Features detailed documentation on everything from project set up to simple animations and documentation for exploded views, sheet metal flat patterns, plastic part design, and more Covers crucial productivity-boosting tools, iLogic, data exchange, the Frame Generator, Inventor Studio visualization tools, dynamic simulation and stress analysis features, and routed systems features Downloadable datasets let you jump into the step-by-step tutorials anywhere Mastering Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Inventor LT is the essential, comprehensive training guide for this powerful software.

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic
Author: Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2017-08-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781522521204

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The development of online digital libraries has enhanced the availability of printed materials. By implementing these systems, this ensures the access of material to universities, students, and bibliophiles. Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic is a pivotal reference source for the latest techniques and initiatives needed to transition libraries into the digital age. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as electronic resource management, library management software, and semantic web, this publication is an ideal resource for faculty members, research scholars, students, information specialists, and librarians in universities and in academic, public, and special libraries.

Rural Community Libraries in Africa Challenges and Impacts

Rural Community Libraries in Africa  Challenges and Impacts
Author: Dent, Valeda F.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2014-01-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781466650442

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"This book investigates the relationship between local libraries and community development, from the historical roots of rural libraries to their influence on the literacy, economy, and culture of the surrounding region"--Provided by publisher.

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries
Author: Janneka Guise
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-10-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780128023723

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Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries explores the current Canadian academic library environment, and the need for succession planning in that environment. The literature review demonstrates the lack of reported succession planning activities in Canadian academic libraries. Site visits and in-depth interviews with professional librarians at six libraries across Canada highlight best practices and barriers to succession planning. These best practices and barriers are addressed in individual chapters, with tips and strategies for library leaders. Focuses on the Canadian academic library Includes a comprehensive literature review on succession planning in academic libraries Provides evidence-based approach to why succession planning is or is not happening in Canadian academic libraries