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Brendan Ryan, Rhode Island College, USA
Chandos Information Professional Series
- presents a contemporary view on DRM and fair use for librarians in the context of contemporary technology
- addresses file standards in relation to devices in libraries
- demonstrates ways that librarians can support and engage students using emerging digital technologies
- identifies low- or no-cost solutions available to assist librarians to fully engage with users through technology in the digital milieu
The digital is the new milieu in which academic libraries must serve their patrons; but how best to utilize the slew of digital devices and their surrounding trends? Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu identifies best practices and strategies for using digital devices (such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones) and copyrighted materials in academic libraries. Special consideration is given to e-books, iBooks, e-journals, and digital textbooks. This title describes how academic libraries can remain current, nimbly addressing user needs. An introduction gives an overview of technology in academic libraries, including the foundations of copyright law and user behavior in relation to digital content. Three parts then cover: digital rights management (DRM); practical approaches to e-content for librarians; and emerging pedagogy and technology. Finally, the book concludes by telling libraries how to remain agile and adaptable as they navigate the digital milieu.
Readership: Librarians and teachers involved in academic pedagogy; students in various disciplines, including (but not limited to), library and information sciences, Internet studies, and communication studies.ISBN 1 84334 732 6
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 732 3
200 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
Approx. £47.50 / US$80.00 / €55.00
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About the author
Brendan Ryan works at Rhode Island College (RIC) as adjunct faculty in the reference department and as a Library Commons Assistant 2 at Providence College, allowing him to work in Access Services and gain exposure to emerging technologies. At Providence, Brendan developed a mobile site for the library and presented and published on the topic. The reference position at RIC allows him to assist students in performing research using digital content in the academy. These practical experiences inform his work, and this book. Brendan holds an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island, USA.
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Overview to the state of technology in academic libraries. Part 1 Digital Rights Management (DRM). Part 2 Practical approaches to e-content for librarians. Part 3 Emerging pedagogy and technology; Conclusion: Remaining nimble and adaptable to survive in the digital milieu.