Boosting the Knowledge Economy

Boosting the Knowledge Economy

Key Contributions from Information Services in Educational, Cultural and Corporate Environments

1st Edition - May 27, 2022

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  • Editor: Francisco Calzada-Prado
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347729

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This book presents a comprehensive, international and up-to-date review of the key contributions of information services to the Knowledge Economy. Chapters contributed by experts in different areas of LIS focus on the crucial roles libraries, archives and museums are playing in their home institutions -private, public, non-profit-, as much as their impact on the economy and society as a whole. Boosting the Knowledge Economy: Key Contributions from Information Services in Educational, Cultural, and Corporate Environments has a particular interest in learning services, exploring principles and strategies for their implementation - from marketing strategy to analytics -, and covers implications for the LIS profession.

Key Features

  • Provides new insights into the value of information services in the context of the Knowledge Economy
  • Presents an overview and analysis of cutting-edge practices in information services, with a particular focus on learning services and their particular contribution to LAMs’ (Libraries, Archives, and Museums) brand awareness and to social capital building
  • Introduces a collaborative reflection on the role of information professionals at challenging times, with implications for the design of educational programs in the informationfield


Academics and students in various disciplines, including (but not limited to) Library and Information Sciences, Communication Studies, and Marketing; Practitioners in the LAMs (Library, Archives and Museums) area involved in e-Learning services and knowledge management

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Rights: Copyright basics
    1. Digital rights management and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    2. Types of digital content
    3. Best practices regarding copyrights and digital content
    4. Challenges to fair use

    Part 2 Formats: Three components of eBooks
    5. Creating eBooks
    6. Touchscreen devices and apps

    Part 3 Vibrancy: Publishing support
    7. Academic support with digital content
    8. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2022
  • Published: May 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347729

About the Editor

Francisco Calzada-Prado

Francisco Calzada-Prado is Assistant Professor at the Library and Information Science Department, Carlos III University of Madrid. His research focuses on exploring innovative services aimed at facilitating learning and research in different environments. He is author of a book on the contribution of academic libraries to the production and exploitation of learning content in Higher Education. He has also authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed book chapters, conference papers and journal articles on related topics. He has been visiting research fellow at the Information School, Syracuse University (USA), the Center for Digital Library Research, Strathclyde University (UK), the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London (UK) and the School of Information, University of Washington (USA), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Library and Information Science Department, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

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