University libraries around the world have embraced the possibilities of the digital learning environment, facilitating its use and proactively seeking to develop the provision of electronic resources and services. The digital environment offers opportunities and challenges for librarians in all aspects of their work – in information literacy, virtual reference, institutional repositories, e-learning, managing digital resources and social media. The authors in this timely book are leading experts in the field of library and information management, and are at the forefront of change in their respective institutions. “University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments” will be invaluable for all those involved in managing libraries or learning services, whether acquiring electronic resources or developing and delivering services in digital environments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Here Today and Here Tomorrow
Chapter 2 It’s All About Social Media, Stupid!
Chapter 3 Information Literacy in the Digital Environment
Chapter 4 Professional Education for a Digital World
Chapter 5 The Library Chameleon: Physical Space
Chapter 6 Virtual Advice Services
Chapter 7 The Reading E-volution
Chapter 8 Institutional Repositories – Now and Next
Chapter 9 Making the Repository Count: Lessons from Successful Implementation
Chapter 10 Building Useful Virtual Research Environments: The Need for User-led Design
Chapter 11 The HE in FE Digital Dilemma
Chapter 12 Online Support Offered to International Students by UK University Libraries – What are we doing, and why are we doing it?
Chapter 13 Library Performance Measurement in the Digital Age
Chapter 14 Library Resources: Procurement, Innovation and Exploitation in a Digital World
Chapter 15 Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning
Chapter 16 Librarians as Midwives of Change in Scholarly Communication