NEW Book: Mastering Digital Librarianship

28 November, 2013 | in Press Releases
By: Joy Davidson

Mastering Digital Librarianship, Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin, editors

This new Facet publication examines the challenges and successes of adapting existing library practices, introducing new services and working with new partners in an environment that no longer recognizes traditional boundaries and demarcation of roles. The book is structured thematically, with a focus on three key strands where the impact of digital technologies is significant:

Theme 1: Rethinking marketing and communication

  • Digital marketing in an outreach context
  • Reference 2.0: evolution of virtual reference services and social media
  • A service in transition: how digital technology is shaping organizational change

Theme 2: Rethinking support for academic practice

  • The impact of open and digital content on librarians’ roles in a learning and teaching context
  • Supporting early-career researchers in data management and curation
  • Extending students’ digital capabilities: the Digital Tattoo Project

Theme 3: Rethinking resource delivery

  • Mobilizing your library
  • Improving discovery through recommendations
  • Libraries and international branch campuses in the digital environment

This edited collection should make vital reading for librarians, library schools, departments of information science and other professional groups such as education developers, learning technologists and IT specialists.

Price: £49.95
Price (to CILIP members): £39.96
ISBN: 978-1-85604-943-6