Description

Aimed at academic library practitioners, this book describes how e-reserve services can evolve and adapt to the changing virtual learning environment of higher education. New approaches discussed include: the integration of subscribed, free, and copyrighted resources within course management systems; innovative employment of open URL link resolvers to connect e-reserve with library e-resources and services; video streaming within course documents; and the creative use of bibliographic software to produce customized reading lists. New Approaches to E-Reserve includes detailed descriptions and extensive step-by-step illustrations in order to provide readers with the tools needed to implement the techniques covered within. These combine to offer practical insight into common issues faced by academic institutions worldwide. In addition to an overview of practices and an update on new developments in e-reserve, a discussion of strategy, policy and organizational change extends this book’s relevance to a much broader theme: the strategic management of current and future technological changes in tertiary education.

Key Features

  • Provides practical “how to” advice, with appropriate illustrations
  • Offers realistic suggestions for strategic moves to integrate services, respond to user needs, and collaborate with potential stakeholders within and outside the institution
  • The authors possess wide-ranging skills in audio, visual and information services in academic libraries, administrative experience with organization change and up-to-date knowledge of technologies relevant to the academic library

Readership

Practitioners within library and information services, and particularly those in academic libraries responsible for electronic resources and service delivery; Students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

Introduction: How e-reserve responds to a changing user culture and copes with issues and challenges; Overview of e-reserve: History and scope; Access and delivery of e-reserve (1): Blackboard – how resources are integrated within a course management system; Access and delivery of e-reserve (2): Creative approaches – how software designed for other purposes can be adapted or utilized; New digital media formats: Streamed video; Challenges and issues; Possible strategies: Collaboration, integration and interaction are the keystones for survival or expansion of e-reserve service.

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781843345091
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630441