Current Issues in Libraries, Information Science and Related Fields Vol: 39


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781784416386
Published:
15 Jun 2015
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
296 pages - 152 x 229 x 20mm
Series:
Advances in Librarianship
This volume is unusual in that the theme is quite broad in scope yet focused on a specific topic; innovations and boundary-pushing studies in areas not usually found in library literature. It represents a look at the periphery of the field surveyed in previous volumes and presents chapters grouped into two categories: professional issues and transforming services. First section chapters include the challenges facing librarians in an age of litigiousness and threats to academic freedom, educating ethical leaders for the information society by adopting practices from business, valuing intellectual capital assets by looking at the role of librarians in a knowledge society, and emerging practices of open peer review as a means of achieving a "new science". In the second section chapters include the effects of terminology on health queries by analysing users' health literacy and topic familiarity, an analysis of academic social networking via a case study of users' information behaviour, a study on redefining services and spaces for graduate student success by creating a "scholars' commons", and a final chapter on serving adults and teens in social spaces within a "virtual branch".
Copyright page. Editorial Advisory Board. Current Issues in Libraries, Information Science and Related Fields. Contributors. Preface. Current Issues in Libraries, Information Science and Related Fields. Librarians in a Litigious Age and the Attack on Academic Freedom. Educating Ethical Leaders for the Information Society: Adopting Babies from Business. The Role of Librarians in a Knowledge Society: Valuing Our Intellectual Capital Assets. Open Peer Review: Fast Forward for a New Science. Effects of Terminology on Health Queries: An Analysis by User’s Health Literacy and Topic Familiarity. Academic Social Networking: A Case Study on Users’ Information Behavior. The Scholars’ Commons: Redefining Services and Spaces for Graduate Student Success. The Social Library in the Virtual Branch: Serving Adults and Teens in Social Spaces. Index.

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