Exploring the Digital Frontier

Exploring the Digital Frontier

by Anne Woodsworth (Editor)


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This volume presents international research and exhaustive reviews of literature on a range of issues related to the evolving digital environment. Topics addressed include: the educational impact of the digital environment on LIS education curricula and delivery mechanisms; information representation and learning in video games; social semantic corporate digital libraries; the use of E-texts in research projects in the humanities; and information access in e-government environments. Issues surrounding the improvement of library catalogues by emulating web-based search engines, and the extent to which collaborative information seeking is/is not enabled by existing search engines and tools are also explored. With the growing trend for digital-only access to information, this text makes an important contribution in both highlighting problems and challenges, and pointing to pathways for future solutions. Part of the Advances in Librarianship book series, it is a key resource for practitioners, researchers, students and faculty members seeking in-depth literature and solutions to current and emerging issues in library and information science and related fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849509787
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 12/02/2010
Series: Advances in Librarianship , #32
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xi

Information Seeking and Searching

Collaborative Information Seeking: A Literature Review Chirag Shah 3

I Introduction 3

II Collaborative Information Seeking 14

III Conclusion 26

References 27

Using Search Engine Technology to Improve Library Catalogs Dirk Lewandowski 35

I Introduction 35

II OPACs Current State of Development 37

III Query Types and Search Intentions 40

IV Conclusion 51

References 52

Information Representation in Mainstream Videogames Terrance S. Newell 55

I Introduction 55

II Content in School Librarianship 58

III Research Design 61

IV Results 62

V Discussion 67

VI Conclusion 70

References 70

Education and Training in the Digital World

Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age Heting Chu 77

I Introduction 77

II The Changing LIS Curriculum 78

III Distance Education in Library and Information Science 91

IV Reposition, Relocation, and Closures of LIS Schools 92

V Growth in LIS Education 100

VI Issues and Concerns in LIS Education 103

VII Conclusion 106

References 106

E-Government and Public Access Computers in Public Libraries Diane L. Velasquez 113

I Introduction 113

II Methodology 117

III Results 118

IV Discussion 128

V Conclusion 131

Acknowledgments 132

References 133

Knowledge Organization, Management and Policy Issues

Social Semantic Corporate Digital Libraries: Joining Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Management Wolfgang G. Stock Isabella Peters Katrin Weller 137

I Introduction 138

II Research Questions 139

III Explicit and Implicit Knowledge in Digital Libraries 141

IV The Shell Model of Corporate Documents 143

V Knowledge Organisation Systems 145

VI From Tags to Controlled Terms of KOS: Or from the Social to the Semantic Web 148

VII Conclusion 153

Acknowledgments 155

References 155

Planning Strategically, Designing Architecturally: A Framework for Digital Library Services Steven Buchanan 159

I Introduction 159

II Digital Library Services 161

III Strategy 162

IV Enterprise Architecture 169

V From Strategy to Architecture 174

VI Conclusion 178

References 179

Recent Trends in EU Information Policy: Toward Greater Transparency in the Information Society Debbie Rabina Scott Johnston 181

I Introduction 181

II The European Union and European Information Society 182

III The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement 185

IV Privacy Protection in the Internet of Things 188

V Open Access Policies 192

VI Conclusion 193

References 194

Author Index 199

Subject Index 209

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