eBook Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1780633890
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633893
  • DDC: 303.4833
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. This book emphasises important contemporary topics and future developments from a global perspective. Dynamic contents by leaders in the field respond to what is happening in the field of digital information literacy, and anticipate future developments. Topics include: the future of digital information provision; Enquire; cloud computing; building an information landscape; e-books and journals in a changing digital landscape; discovering resources; citizens and digital information; data-management; community usage patterns of scientific information; software citations; the future of data curation; JISC; Skills Portal; the future information professional; university library and information services; academic libraries and their future; and impediments to new library futures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
Foreword: The Paradox of a Commonplace Revolution.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Contributors.
1: The Future of Digital Information Provision.
2: The Usability of Digital Information Environments: Planning, Design and Assessment.
3: The History of Enquire: The Story of UK Public Libraries on the Web.
4: Children of the Cloud.
5: Surviving or Thriving? Building an Information Landscape.
6: The Effect the Changing Digital Landscape Is Having on the Dissemination of E-Books and E-Journals in a World Dominated by Google.
7: Resource Discovery.
8: Using the Mirrorworld to Plan and Build Better Futures for Our Citizens.
9: Beyond the Google Generation: Towards Community-Specific Usage Patterns of Scientific Information.
10: What We Leave Behind: The Future of Data Curation.
11: The Digital Curation Toolkit: Strategies for Adding Value to Work-Related Social Systems.
12: The JISC Business and Community Engagement Programme.
13: Skills Portal: A Study Skills and Information Literacy Portal Created with Open Educational Resources.
14: Free at Last.
15: Flexible and Agile University Library and Information Services: Skills and Management Methodologies.
16: The Future of Academic Libraries in the Digital Age.
17: Roadblocks, Potholes and Obstructions on the Path to New Library Futures.