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Robots in Academic Libraries

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In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of these operations has, in turn, minimized the demand for human interaction. Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation provides an overview on the current state of library automation, addresses the need for changing personnel to accommodate these changes, and assesses the future for academic libraries as a whole. This book is essential for library leaders, technology experts, and library vendors interested in the future of library automation and its impact on the decline of human interaction in libraries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Dedication
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: The Inevitability of Library Automation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AUTOMATION IN LIBRARIES
    3. A PROPOSED STRUCTURE
    4. ACQUISITIONS AND COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
    5. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AND SYSTEMS
    6. THE OPEN SOURCE WILDCARD
    7. AIS AND SELF CORRECTION
    8. ECONOMICS
    9. THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN
    10. RE AFFIRM VALUE/VALUES
    11. CHANGE OUR ROLE IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    12. DATA CURATION
    13. HIGH LEVEL COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES
    14. MAKERSPACES
  9. Chapter 2: Beyond the ILS
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TRANSITION FROM CLIENT/SERVER TO CLOUD COMPUTING
    4. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW GENERATION OF LIBRARY SERVICES PLATFORMS
    5. MAJOR PRODUCTS
    6. EVOLUTIONARY PATH
    7. RE-CONVERGENCE OF DISCOVERY WITH MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    8. LOOKING FORWARD
  10. Chapter 3: Automation and Collection Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RECENT AUTOMATION TRENDS IN COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
    5. PEOPLE IN THE PROFESSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: Streamlining Access to Library Resources with LibX
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 5: Who Ever Said that ILS Migrations Had to be Stressful?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ABOUT KOHA AND OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE
    4. CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE MIGRATION PROCESS
    5. FUTURE NEEDS IN OPEN-SOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITIES
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: Chatbots
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CHATBOTS TO EXTEND LIBRARY INFORMATION SERVICES
  14. Chapter 7: Managing Automated Storage in the 21st Century Library
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. TAKE A TRIP TO MARS
    5. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 8: Development of Academic Library Automation in Brazil
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. AUTOMATION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN BRAZIL
    5. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES FOR BRAZILIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Transforming Technical Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. JOURNEY TO THE TRANSFORMATION
    5. SYSTEMS AND TOOLS FOR TECHNOLOGY MAXIMIZATION
    6. PROCESS OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR TECHNOLOGY MAXIMIZATION
    7. USAGE BEYOND ORIGINAL INTENT
    8. BARRIERS TO TECHNOLOGICAL MAXIMIZATION
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: Empires of the Future
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DISRUPTIVE AND SUSTAINING TECHNOLOGIES
    4. STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS (AKA ‘CLICKERS’)
    5. DISTANCE EDUCATION
    6. ACADEMIC LIBRARIES, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE FUTURE
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Lending and Borrowing Library Materials
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. OVERVIEW OF LIBRARY AUTOMATION
    4. CIRCULATION TECHNOLOGY: REVIEW OF CURRENT APPLICATIONS
    5. CIRCULATION TECHNOLOGY: WHAT LIES AHEAD
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors