Library 3.0: Intelligent Libraries and Apomediation

Library 3.0: Intelligent Libraries and Apomediation

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ISBN-13: 9781843347187
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Tom Kwanya is a Knowledge Management specialist with several years of practical experience. He gained a PhD in Information Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is currently consulting for the Government of South Sudan on a project seeking to establish the first modern library and public information centre in the post-conflict country. He previously worked as a Knowledge Management Specialist and E-Communications Manager for research institutions in Kenya. He is currently conducting research on the emerging trends, tools and techniques in library, information and knowledge management. Tom’s areas of research include social networking and media, innovation in research libraries, knowledge management, and public relations in libraries.

Christine Stilwell is a Professor of Information Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has been rated by the National Research Foundation as an established researcher since 2008 and serves on several academic journal editorial advisory committees. Christine has also published a co-edited book, a directory of South African resource centres, book chapters, and numerous journal articles.

Peter Underwood is Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Emeritus Professor at the University of Cape Town, having occupied the Chair of Librarianship from 1992-2010. He is the author and co-author of several books and journal articles. Peter focuses on information literacy, information systems management, and organizational behaviour in libraries and information services.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Current issues and emerging trends in librarianship; Drivers and barriers of change in libraries and librarianship; Characterisation of the modern research and academic library user; The future of research and academic librarianship; “Point Oh” libraries: Advances in Web technology – Web 2.0 and Web 3.0; “Point Oh” libraries – Library 0.0, Library 1.0; Library 2.0; Library 3.0; Library 4.0; Change in libraries – evolution or revolution? Reality check; “Point Oh” situation in research and academic libraries; Library 3.0: Principles; Comparison with the other library service models; Unique potential for research and academic libraries; Library 3.0 librarianship: Core competencies of librarian 3.0; Core competencies of patron 3.0; Apomediation; Research and academic librarians as apomediators; Becoming 3.0: Examples of existing 3.0 libraries; Library 3.0 tools; Library 3.0 resources; Role of professional associations; Role of training institutions; Role of researchers and academic library users

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