Reinventing the Library for Online Education

Reinventing the Library for Online Education

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Paperback, American Library Association, 2013, ISBN13 9780838912089, ISBN10 0838912087
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REINVENTING THE LIBRARY FOR ONLINE EDUCATION

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REINVENTING THE LIBRARY FOR ONLINE EDUCATION

Reinventing the Library for Online Education Frederick Stielow Item Number: 978-0-8389-1208-9 Publisher: ALA Editions Price: $75.00 Email Friend Order Options: Qty: Add To Cart Add To Wish List 256 pages 6" x 9" Softcover ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1208-9 Year Published: 2013 AP Categories: A, B, I, J, Z This title will be available Fall 2013. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Have changes such as cloud computing, search engines, the Semantic Web, and mobile applications rendered such long-standing academic library services and functions as special collections, interlibrary loans, physical processing, and even library buildings unnecessary? Can the academic library effectively reconceive itself as a virtual institution? Stielow, who led the library program of the online university American Public University System, argues most emphatically that it can. His comprehensive look at web-based academic libraries synthesizes the changes wrought by the Web revolution into a visionary new model, grounded in history as well as personal experience. He demonstrates how existing functions like cataloging, circulation, collection development, reference, and serials management can be transformed by entrepreneurship, human face/electronic communicator relations, web apps, and other innovations. Online education can ensure that libraries remain strong information and knowledge hubs, and his timely book Shows how the origins and history of the academic library have laid the foundation for our current period of flux Identifies practices rooted in print-based storage to consider for elimination, and legacy services ready to be adapted to virtual operations Discusses tools and concepts libraries will embrace in a networked world, including new opportunities for library relevance in bookstore/textbook operations, compliance, library/archival/museum functions, e-publishing, and tutorial services Offers a thorough examination of the virtual library infrastructure crucial for an online learning program, with a special look at the particular needs and responsibilities of online librarians Looks at the evolving relationship between higher education and copyright, and posits how educational technology will bring further changes

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Number of Pages: 306
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Stielow, Frederick
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN-13: 9780838912089
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0838912087
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