E-Reference Context And Discoverability In Libraries: Issues And Concepts, 1st Edition

  • Sue Polanka
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  • ISBN-10: 1613503091
  • ISBN-13: 9781613503096
  • DDC: 025.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 294 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This book consists of over 20 informative chapters by librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals that propose new ideas for reinventing reference collections and interfaces to fit the needs of today's researchers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Library Information Series Editorial Advisory Board.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
1: The Changing Landscape of E–Reference.
2: Reference Products and Services: Historical Overview and Paradigm Shift.
3: The Impact of Electronic Reference Content and Discovery on Publishers.
4: The Challenges of Discovering Online Research/Reference Content: An Introduction to the End User's Perspective.
5: The Value of Information Literacy in Research.
6: An Overview of Trends in Undergraduate Research Practices.
7: The Research Habits of Graduate Students and Faculty: Is There a Need for Reference Sources?.
8: Hidden Greenlands: Learning, Libraries, and Literacy in the Information Age.
9: Online Research Without E–Reference: What Is Missing from Digital Libraries?.
10: Undergraduate Information Seeking Behavior, E–Reference and Information Literacy in the Social Sciences.
11: Design and Delivery of Reference Content.
12: Interactive Reference: Online Features to Enrich Content and Improve the User Experience.
13: Theory and Practice: Designing for Effective Mobile Content (Service) Delivery.
14: Medical E–Reference: A Benchmark for E–Reference Publishing in Other Disciplines.
15: INFOhio Transforms Content Delivery for PreK–12 Students: From Physical Classrooms to Virtual SchoolRooms.
16: Solutions for E–Reference Discovery.
17: Discovering Authoritative Reference Material: It's All about “Location. Location. Location.”.
18: Indexing Scholarly Reference: Helping Researchers Do Less.
19: Open Web Capture for Libraries: Reinventing Subject Encyclopedias for the Open Web.
20: Acquiring, Promoting, and Using Mobile–Optimized Library Resources and Services.
21: The Semantic Web: History, Applications and Future Possibilities.
22: Hooligans in the Archives: Easing Restrictions and Partnering with the Users.
23: Case Studies.
24: E–Reference in Public Libraries: Phoenix Public Library Case Study, Our Website Is Your 24/7 Reference Librarian.
25: Changes in Customer Behavior: A Case Study in Reference Service at the Santa Monica Public Library.
26: Embedded Librarianship: A High School Case Study.
27: Making an Impact: Digital Resources for Teens.
28: From ‘Gateway Site’ to Reference Content: The Role of Bibliographies in Research and a Case Study of Oxford Bibliographies Online.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.