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    DescriptionLibraries in the USA and globally are undergoing quiet revolution. Libraries are moving away from a philosophy that is collection-centered to one focused on service. Technology is key to that change. The Patron Driven Library explores the way technology has moved the focus from library collections to services, placing the reader at the center of library activities. The book reveals the way library users are changing, and how social networking, web delivery of information, and the uncertain landscape of e-print has energized librarians to adopt technology to meet a different model of the library while preserving core values. Following an introduction, the first part begins with the historical milieu, and moves on to current challenges for financing and acquiring materials, and an exploration of why the millennial generation is transformational. The second part examines how changes in library practice can create a culture for imagining library services in an age of information overflow. The final chapter asks: Whither the library? * Provides a synthesis of current research on the impact of technology on behaviour, and connecting it with library services* Offers examples and practical advice for incorporating technology to meet user expectations and assess services* Suggests management techniques to overcome barriers to change and technology innovation


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    Title
    The Patron-Driven Library
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide for Managing Collections and Services in the Digital Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dee Ann Allison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843347361
    ISBN 10: 1843347369
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC E4L: LIB
    DC22: 025.2
    BIC subject category V2: GLF
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27340
    BIC subject category V2: GLC
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025010
    DC22: 025.23
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025040
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC23: 025
    LC classification: Z678 .A64 2013
    Thema V1.0: GLC, GLH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Imprint name
    Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd
    Publication date
    14 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Dee Ann Allison is a Professor in the University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the USA. With over 30 years' experience in working libraries and over 10 years' experience with information technology, she is best known as an advocate for technology innovation to improve the user experience. Her research includes evaluation of discovery tools, and designing artificial intelligence for use in reference.
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Libraries and library users changing with the times: From the White House conferences and the golden age of libraries to challenges for libraries in the age of digital information; A culture of technology. Part 2 The rise of the librarian: Service over collections: A focus on readers; Information literacy and social networks; Collaborative collections; The librarian as advocate; Metrics for decisions; The extensible library; Digital collections; Data repositories, open source and the library; The new professional librarian; Whither the library?