Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Academic Libraries

Josiline Phiri Chigwada
Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe

Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri
Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

Product Details
08 Jan 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
280 pages - 152 x 229mm


As the rapid acceleration of industry 4.0 catapults a number of changes within the space of library services and operations into effect, it is more important than ever to understand the impact of technological revolutions on the academic library. This edited collection showcases the emerging issues brought by the 4th industrial revolution, and the effects on how libraries function, manage processes and continue to deliver products and services on a day to day basis. 

The contributing authors examine the role of the Internet of Things in the academic library, identify the nature of the emerging technologies, and investigate how these innovations might be used in academic libraries. Documenting original research which offers a fresh insight into the opportunities and challenges of a new digital world, this book also delves into the readiness of libraries and library professionals to adapt to the change and new technologies brought about by Industry 4.0.  

Presenting a wide-ranging road map of the future of libraries and information centres, this is an essential read for library professionals working in service delivery, as well as researchers interested in the nexus between academic libraries and emerging technologies.
Chapter 1. Introduction to the 4th industrial revolution and libraries; Josiline Phiri Chigwada, Collence Chisita
Chapter 2. The 4th industrial revolution and the libraries; Delight Promise Udochukwu, Chidimma Agunwamba
Chapter 3. Library 4.0 and sustainable development: challenges and opportunities; Grace Msauki
Chapter 4. Understanding the information user in the electronic age; Nneka Chinaemerem Agim, Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri
Chapter 5. Application of industry 4.0 in delivering library services to special need library users; Iroeze Pauline, Comfort N. Owate
Chapter 6. Compatibility analysis of virtual reference services in ABCD software-based website; Md. Nazmul Islam, Md. Nurul Islam, Egbert de Smet, Shahajada Masud Anowarul Haque
Chapter 7. Packaging and repackaging of information products and services for effective service delivery; Mercy Ekenma Echem, Ebisemen Patience Lulu-Pokubo
Chapter 8. The role of Librarian in the 21st Century; Janet Onomeh Ubogu
Chapter 9. Academic library research support services in the maker culture era; Llarina Gonzalez Solar, Viviana Fernandez-Marcial
Chapter 10. Research support services in academic libraries in the digital environment in Zimbabwe; Thembelihle Hwalima, Nqobulwazi Khanye
Chapter 11. Quality assurance of library and information services in the 4th industrial revolution to achieve the sustainable development goals; Josiline Phiri Chigwada
Chapter 12. Quality assurance and marketing of library services and products: a case of Midlands State University; Austin Tonderai Nyakurerwa
Chapter 13. Marketing of library collections and services in the 21st century environment: the use of social media technologies; Rosemary Maturure, Donald Rakemane
Chapter 14. Do libraries need to market the services and resources? Anna Kaushik, Shweta Pandey
Chapter 15. Capacity building for library and information science professionals in university libraries; Stephen Tsekea
Chapter 16. Reskilling the library workforce for the fourth industrial revolution; Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri, Moses C Nwosu
Josiline Phiri Chigwada is the Sub Librarian at Bindura University of Science Education. Her research interests are research data management, indigenous knowledge systems, Generation X, Y and Z, open access, reference services, marketing library products and services, digital libraries, and the changing role of librarians. 

Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri is a Senior Librarian, currently working at the University Library of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Nigeria. Her research interests are the 21st century libraries and librarians and entrepreneurship education of LIS students.

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