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New Approaches to E-Reserve

Book Description

Aimed at academic library practitioners, this book describes how e-reserve services can evolve and adapt to the changing virtual learning environment of higher education. New approaches discussed include: the integration of subscribed, free, and copyrighted resources within course management systems; innovative employment of open URL link resolvers to connect e-reserve with library e-resources and services; video streaming within course documents; and the creative use of bibliographic software to produce customized reading lists. New Approaches to E-Reserve includes detailed descriptions and extensive step-by-step illustrations in order to provide readers with the tools needed to implement the techniques covered within. These combine to offer practical insight into common issues faced by academic institutions worldwide. In addition to an overview of practices and an update on new developments in e-reserve, a discussion of strategy, policy and organizational change extends this book’s relevance to a much broader theme: the strategic management of current and future technological changes in tertiary education.

  • Provides practical “how to” advice, with appropriate illustrations
  • Offers realistic suggestions for strategic moves to integrate services, respond to user needs, and collaborate with potential stakeholders within and outside the institution
  • The authors possess wide-ranging skills in audio, visual and information services in academic libraries, administrative experience with organization change and up-to-date knowledge of technologies relevant to the academic library

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures
  6. Chapter 1: Introduction: How e-reserve responds to a changing user culture and copes with issues and challenges
    1. How libraries and universities respond to the changing user culture
    2. Overview of e-reserve
    3. Traditional and creative approaches to e-reserve
    4. How e-reserve responds to changes and issues encountered
    5. Strategies to deal with challenges
  7. Chapter 2: Overview of e-reserve: History and scope
    1. The ILS approach
    2. The dedicated e-reserve system approach
    3. The CMS, LMS or VLE approach
    4. The repository-based approach
    5. The citation management software approach
    6. The iTunes U approach
    7. Linking methods
  8. Chapter 3: Access and delivery of e-reserve (1): Blackboard – how resources are integrated within a course management system
    1. Different methods of creating e-reserve content in Blackboard
    2. E-reserve in Blackboard: some insight and experiences
  9. Chapter 4: Access and delivery of e-reserve (2): Creative approaches – how software designed for other purposes can be adapted or utilized
    1. Digital repositories
    2. Citation management software
    3. The iTunes U approach
  10. Chapter 5: New digital media formats: Streamed video
    1. Brief description of technology
    2. Advantages over traditional video
    3. Streamed video in electronic reserve
    4. Video-hosting Websites
    5. Critical issues: Pricing and rights management
    6. Case study: The Ryerson University Library experience
  11. Chapter 6: Challenges and issues
    1. Copyright: How copyright impacts on-reserve delivery and process
    2. Linking: technical issues and methods
    3. User perception and satisfaction
  12. Chapter 7: Possible strategies: Collaboration, integration and interaction are the keystones for survival or expansion of e-reserve service
    1. The importance of evaluation and assessment
    2. Seize the opportunity whenever it appears
    3. Turn competition into partnership
    4. Embrace a new culture that is user-centered and work towards service convergence
    5. Be responsive to administrative change
    6. Take the lead in copyright literacy
    7. Be responsive to external forces of change
    8. Conclusion
  13. Appendix I: Ryerson University Library December 2008 Survey of E-Reserve Operations – Results Summary
  14. Appendix II: Ryerson University Library Faculty Survey on Reserve Services (May, 2005)
  15. Appendix III: Ryerson University Library Faculty Requests for Reserve Services (2003–5)
  16. Appendix IV: Ryerson University Library Student Survey on E-Reserve in Blackboard (Spring/Summer 2006)
  17. Appendix V: Ryerson University Library Distance Education Student Surveys (2007)
  18. References
  19. Index