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This title explores how libraries can exploit the potential of emerging technologies and provides strategies and techniques for supporting learners in the virtual and physical environment. Chapters cover new learner centric models of support, user owned services, changing roles - changing lives; it also explores how evaluation and innovation can combine to provide powerful new ways of facilitating learning, and the interim tensions which technological and cultural change bring. This title features up-to-date and insightful analysis of a key topic. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in the communication of academic research, including publishers, librarians, university managers, learned societies, research funders and, not least, academic researchers themselves. It will also be of interest to scholars and students within information science and publishing, and to social scientists interested in the social shaping of technology.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Place: The changing teaching and learning environment; Transforming the library - e-books and e-buildings. Part 2 People: Online social networking, the e-learning holy grail? E-Learning models: A Web 2.0 approach to staff development in higher education. Part 3 Technology: A deployment strategy for maximising the impact of institutional use of Web 2.0; Emerging technologies for learning. Part 4 Conclusion: Meeting the challenge.

About the Author

David Parkes is Associate Director of Information Services at Staffordshire University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and writes and speaks widely on the provision of information and digital literacy, e-books and emerging technologies to other universities, publishers, academics and other librarians. He sits on the New Media Consortium Horizon Report Project board for 2010, and a number of publisher advisory boards. He has recently undertaken consultancy for the Oxford University Russia Fund to help develop e-book provision in Russian Universities. He is also Head of the Special Collections and Archives and chairs Inspire West Midlands, a co-operative cross-sector access scheme involving all UK primary health care trusts, higher education, further education, public and special libraries in the region. Geoff Walton is a Subject and Learning Support Librarian and Research Informed teaching (RiT) Project Co-ordinator at Staffordshire University, with specific subject responsibilities for Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science. As RiT Co-ordinator Geoff is involved in identifying synergies between research, teaching, learning, information literacy, e-learning and inquiry-based learning. He is particularly interested in the cognitive processes involved in becoming information literate. His research interests also include developing the online information literacy tool the Assignment Survival Kit (ASK), developing a process for online peer assessment, investigating academic skills needs in undergraduate students and using inquiry-based methods to facilitate learning.

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.a useful book that has come just at the right time., Bulletin des Bibliotheques en France

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