Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu

Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu

Digital Devices and their Emerging Trends

1st Edition - September 30, 2013

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  • Author: Brendan Ryan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633985
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347323

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • List of abbreviations

    Acknowledgments

    Preface

    About the author

    Part 1: Rights

    Introduction

    Chapter 1: Copyright basics

    Abstract:

    Public domain

    Fair use

    What is copyrightable?

    Chapter 2: Digital rights management and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    Abstract:

    Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    TPMs and fair use

    Encryption and tethering

    Soft-use measures

    Chapter 3: Types of digital content

    Abstract:

    Internet

    Databases

    eBooks

    Chapter 4: Best practices regarding copyrights and digital content

    Abstract:

    General best practices

    Chapter 5: Challenges to fair use

    Abstract:

    Preservation

    Compromises and fair use

    Binary nature of code

    P2P

    Platform limiting

    Possibilities

    Part 2: Formats

    Introduction

    Chapter 6: Three components of eBooks

    Abstract:

    Container

    ePub

    Content

    Context

    What is the cloud?

    eBooks v. the browser stack

    Chapter 7: Creating eBooks

    Abstract:

    The browser stack

    XML

    HTML5

    Maturation of the browser stack

    Popular tools

    Chapter 8: Touchscreen devices and apps

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    iOS

    Windows 8

    Apps

    Conclusion

    Part 3: Vibrancy

    Introduction

    Chapter 9: Publishing support

    Abstract:

    Economic landscape

    Aggregation

    DIY publishing support

    Chapter 10: Academic support with digital content

    Abstract:

    Patron desires and use of eContent

    Evolution of scholarship

    Chapter 11: Conclusion

    Glossary

    Bibliography

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2013
  • Published: September 30, 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633985
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347323

About the Author

Brendan Ryan

Brendan Ryan is a Digital Initiatives Librarian at Rhode Island College (RIC). Previously he worked in the Reference department at RIC and in an access services capacity at Providence College. At Providence, Brendan developed a mobile site for the library and presented and published on the topic. The reference position at RIC allowed him to assist students in performing research using digital content in the academy. Presently, his work centers around digitizing and creating ebooks from archival content These practical experiences inform his work, and this book. Brendan holds an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Rhode Island College, USA

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