The last decade has seen significant global changes that have impacted the library, information, and learning services and sciences. There is now a mood to find pragmatic information solutions to pressing global challenges. Future Directions in Digital Information presents the latest ideas and approaches to digital information from across the globe, portraying a sense of transition from old to new. This title is a comprehensive, international take on key themes, advances, and trends in digital information, including the impact of developing technologies. The latest volume in the 'Chandos Digital Information Review Series', this book will help practitioners and thinkers looking to keep pace with, and excel among, the digital choices and pathways on offer, to develop new systems and models, and gain information on trends in the educational and industry contexts that make up the information sphere. A group of international contributors has been assembled to give their view on how information professionals and scientists are creating the future along five distinct themes: Strategy and Design; Who are the Users?; Where Formal meets Informal; Applications and Delivery; and finally, New Paradigms. The multinational perspectives contained in this volume acquaint readers with problems, approaches, and achievements in digital information from around the world, with equity of information access emerging as a key challenge.
- Presents a global perspective on how information science and services are changing and how they can best adapt
- Gives insight into how managers can make the best decisions about the future provision of their information services
- Engages key practical issues faced by information professionals such as how best to collect and deploy user data in libraries
- Presents digital literacy as a global theme, stressing the need to foster literacy in a broad range of contexts
- Interrogates how ready information professionals are for emergent technological and social change across the globe
Designing Information Systems 2. Current Research Information Systems and Institutional Respositories: From Data Ingestion to Convergence and Merger 3. Designing Library-based Research Data Management Services from Bottom-Up 4. Library Acquisition, Delivery and Discovery for a Creative University 5. Educational Establishments' Response to Poor Information Literacy among Student Bodies
Who are the Users? Constructing New Knowledge 6. The Power of Knowledge: Universities, Suppliers and Transparency in the Information Age Meeting the information needs of diverse users 7. Who is the digital public library user? 8. Digital Culture: The Dynamics of Incorporation 9. Digital Transformation Trend in Education 10. The digital behavior of distance learners
Where Formal meets Informal 11. Mobile technology and educational games in HE 12. Social Media as a Professional Development Tool for Academic Librarians 13. Procurement and probity practices in digital information 14. The evolving role of academic library collections in the broader information ecosystem
Delivering Practical Projects 15. Transforming the role of librarian for graduate students: Information Literacy experiences in two humanities and education programs 16. It's All Online! Creating digital study resources for orchestral musicians 0 and getting musicians to use them
Emerging New Paradigms 17. Towards Education 4.0
a scenario planning approach to predicting the future 18. The User as a Data Source 19. Data-driven modelling of public library infrastructure and usage in the United Kingdom 20. What are the (professional) librarian's special competencies in a digital educational context in 2020 and what can they be used for in a future perspective?
Conclusions on Future Directions in Digital Information
David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, with 19 monographs and over 100 articles to his credit. He has spoken worldwide at numerous conferences and led workshops and seminars. His other key professional interest and expertise has been in the field of human resources, where he has also been active in major national projects. He has held senior positions at several institutions, including as Principal and Chief Executive of Plymouth Marjon University, and Emeritus Professor of Strategic Information Management. He has also been Deputy Chair of the Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc). Until recently he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Universities of Northampton and South Wales. He is Chair of the Board of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. He is a leader in the field of library and information science.
Lucy Ellis is a consultant and research associate within higher education. She holds a PhD in Experimental Phonetics from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and was the recipient of a British Academy scholarship to study Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. She has worked as a Senior Lecturer and programme leader at Plymouth Marjon University and as a project development consultant. She holds an Honorary Research Fellowship with the College of Humanities at Exeter University. She was the Chief Investigator for a pilot randomised controlled trial investigating the communication strategies of hearing-impaired children for the National Institute of Health Research.