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Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age

Book Description

Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. This book emphasises important contemporary topics and future developments from a global perspective. Dynamic contents by leaders in the field respond to what is happening in the field of digital information literacy, and anticipate future developments. Topics include: the future of digital information provision; Enquire; cloud computing; building an information landscape; e-books and journals in a changing digital landscape; discovering resources; citizens and digital information; data-management; community usage patterns of scientific information; software citations; the future of data curation; JISC; Skills Portal; the future information professional; university library and information services; academic libraries and their future; and impediments to new library futures.

  • Covers major aspects of contemporary digital information provision
  • Provides practical advice
  • Structured so that each chapter stands alone while contributing to a coherent overall text

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. Foreword: the paradox of a commonplace revolution
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. List of abbreviations
  10. About the contributors
  11. Chapter 1: The future of digital information provision
  12. Chapter 2: The usability of digital information environments: planning, design and assessment
  13. Chapter 3: The history of Enquire: the story of UK public libraries on the Web
  14. Chapter 4: Children of the cloud
  15. Chapter 5: Surviving or thriving? Building an information landscape
  16. Chapter 6: The effect the changing digital landscape is having on the dissemination of e-books and e-journals in a world dominated by Google
  17. Chapter 7: Resource discovery
  18. Chapter 8: Using the Mirrorworld to plan and build better futures for our citizens
  19. Chapter 9: Beyond the Google generation: towards community-specific usage patterns of scientific information
  20. Chapter 10: What we leave behind: the future of data curation
  21. Chapter 11: The digital curation toolkit: strategies for adding value to work-related social systems
  22. Chapter 12: The JISC Business and Community Engagement Programme
  23. Chapter 13: Skills Portal: a study skills and information literacy portal created with Open Educational Resources
  24. Chapter 14: Free at last
  25. Chapter 15: Flexible and agile university library and information services: skills and management methodologies
  26. Chapter 16: The future of academic libraries in the digital age
  27. Chapter 17: Roadblocks, potholes and obstructions on the path to new library futures
  28. Index