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Elsevier’s Library Learning Trends Series
Elsevier is providing a series of free digital volumes to support and encourage learning and development in Library Sciences. Each title includes content from our Chandos Library Science collection and focuses on a central theme to give the reader an introduction to new ideas and information on that topic.
The shift from traditional print collections to the emergence of e-books and demand-driven acquisitions creates special challenges for librarians. This volume address how to manage the shift and the skills needed as the library transitions from a print to a more technical environment. Tips on altmetrics and discoverability complete this contemporary volume.
Innovative technologies are changing the way research is performed, preserved, and communicated. This volume explores multiple aspects of information literacy from building users’ competencies to the role of librarians. It contains both foundational definitions and related concepts such as critical thinking, metaliteracy and cultural context.
Contemporary users expect today’s library to provide information as quickly and efficiently as other online information resources. This is just one of the challenges libraries face that are discussed in this volume. Others topics include disaster preparedness, making a collection count, competitive intelligence, the future of technology services, and more.
A good marketing strategy is a vital component of any organization, including your library. The first volume of the series presents information on leveraging your collections and information sharing, and provides tops on how to market your library via networking, social media, political positioning, publicity, and more.
The general scope of social sciences is vast, and Elsevier’s collection of journals, books, and eBooks examine in detail a wide range of topics in this area, from sociology, law, and cognitive science to political science, education, and linguistics. Our Chandos imprint in particular, known for high-quality scholarship in Asian studies, library and information science, and business management, reflects Elsevier’s continuing commitment to these crucial areas of study.