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In the Library - A Routledge FreeBook Series

Brought to you by Routledge, In The Library serves as a series of free resources for library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science to help you to discover and engage with current topics of interest.

 

User Experience in the Library

Modern librarians must grapple with questions of how best to implement new services, while also maintaining and updating the old in the digital age. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science with a clear introduction to human-centered design, ethnographic methods, information access and exchange, as well as the use of physical space in the library – all of which is in light of the User Experience in the library. Find out more... 

 

Digital Ethnography in the Library

Libraries are portals to information, providing user access to tools for the creation of new concepts. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science with a discussion on traditional usability work (UX) as a subset of ethnographic practices, eliciting data on user behaviour, and providing a road to transforming institutional practices through anthropological insights – all of which is in light of Digital Ethnography in the Library. Find out more...

 

Digital Resources in the Library

Print and digital resources can have creative and interesting relationships; they don’t need to reside in separate worlds, leaving libraries to promote their combined use.This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with an exploration of the collective use of print and digital to style libraries as the key players in the academic world of the future, and the digital age – all of which is in light of Digital Resources in the Library. Find out more...

 

Social Media in the Library

Using social media effectively enables libraries to connect with users in a space that they already occupy, while bringing added value to existing activities. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with suggestions on how librarians, and academics, can use social media to improve audience engagement, create a community, and enhance the libraries profile – all of which is in light of Social Media in the Library. Find out more...

 

 

 

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